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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] tools: add configure --with-dumpdir=DIR option

On Thu, 2015-05-07 at 10:10 +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Thu, May 07, Wei Liu wrote:
> > On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 07:08:44AM +0000, Olaf Hering wrote:
> > > The current base directory /var/xen for domU dumps will be patched to
> > > /var/lib/xen by most distros. Provide a configure option to avoid
> > > patching the source.
> > > If the option is not specified the default remains /var/xen/dump.
> > You have not patched docs. I think it still references /var/xen/dump.
> > I discovered this when I read the manpage of xl.cfg.
> The default does not change. Last time I looked the docs refer to both
> /var/xen/dump and /var/lib/xen/dump. Do you want me to update the
> example in xl.cfg?

Does anyone actually use the non-FHS compliant current default
of /var/xen/dump? Should we consider switching it to something more
standard? Perhaps having done so making it configurable wouldn't be
useful any more (although I'd be happy with it being so if desired).

FWIW Debian patches it to be /var/lib/xen/dump.

also talks about /var/crash for system crash dumps, so it's not really a
perfect fit for vm dumps

So /var/lib/xen/dump seems to be best.


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