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Re: [Xen-devel] [OSSTEST PATCH 04/22] selecthost: Support nested hosts (guests which are also hosts)

On Tue, 2015-11-10 at 19:53 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> We introduce a new syntax: instead of a hostname (which might appear
> in a command line argument to a ts-* script and hence be passed to
> selecthost, or which might be in a runvar), we now support
> <hostspec>:<domname>.
> Such `hosts' (let us refer to such a thing as an L1, although in
> principle further nesting may be possible) are expected to be
> dynamically created.ÂÂSo they do not have flags and properties in the
> configuration (or in an Executive instance's database).
> The IP address is determined dynamically from the leases file.ÂÂIf the
> L1 is not running, then no IP address may be found.ÂÂThis is not an
> error.ÂÂUsers of this facility will need to make sure that ts-*
> scripts which are unaware of the L1's special status are only invoked
> when it is known that the L1 is up and has obtained its IP address.
> `Power cycling' the L1 will be done by VM control operations in the
> L0; this will come in a subsequent patch.
> `Serial access' to the L1 guest will likewise need to be done via the
> console arrangements in L0.
> Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Robert Ho <robert.hu@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>

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