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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 6/8] libxl: allow a generation ID to be specified at domain creation

On 18/06/14 12:33, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-06-12 at 16:04 +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
>> diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_types.idl b/tools/libxl/libxl_types.idl
>> index f0f6e34..1c5e687 100644
>> --- a/tools/libxl/libxl_types.idl
>> +++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_types.idl
>> @@ -371,6 +371,8 @@ libxl_domain_build_info = Struct("domain_build_info",[
>>                                         ("xen_platform_pci", libxl_defbool),
>>                                         ("usbdevice_list",   
>> libxl_string_list),
>>                                         ("vendor_device",    
>> libxl_vendor_device),
>> +                                       # See libxl_ms_vm_genid_generate()
>> +                                       ("ms_vm_genid",      libxl_uuid),
> When we discussed this IRL I thought we had decided that this should be
> a new libxl_ms_vm_genid type, effectively a typedef of uint8_t[16],
> similar to libxl_mac and libxl_hwcap[[0]]. This would avoid any
> suggestion that one of the more structured forms of UUID would be
> appropriate here.

I kept the libxl_uuid type in the end because it allowed me to use
libxl_uuid_is_nil() without having to re-implement an equivalent.

> I appreciate that you tried to address that with the comment, but I fear
> it might not be terribly effective in practice...

A toolstack author cannot use the ms_vm_genid field correctly without
reading the Microsoft document and that's clear on the requirements.

Do you still want a new typedef?


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