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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 4/4] docs: Introduce xenstore paths for guest network address information

On 18/11/15 12:00, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, Paul Durrant wrote:
>> This patch documents paths to allow a domain to advertise an interface
>> name, MAC (unicast and multicast) and IP (version 4 and 6) address
>> information.
> How does the domU do that in practice?
> With some variant of xenstore-write or with the PV vif driver?
> Last time I tried to use xenstore* commands in domU it was unable to use
> relative paths, which forced me to specify the domid value for the
> paths. Might be a usage error on my side, or just a bug in the xenstore
> commands.

Where possible, the frontends themselves ought to be in charge of
keeping this information up to date.

This will reduce the dependence on an ancillary userspace component, and
make it less likely for the information to go stale.


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