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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] libxl: allow libxl_domain_suspend to simply suspend a domain, without saving it

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:20:25PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Wei Liu writes ("Re: [PATCH v2] libxl: allow libxl_domain_suspend to simply 
> suspend a domain, without saving it"):
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 03:36:08PM +0100, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
> > > When LIBXL_SUSPEND_NO_SAVE flag is set, no savefile will be written, but
> > > the domain will still be suspended (but not destroyed). The main reason
> > > for this functionality is to suspend the host while some domains are
> > > running, potentially holding PCI devices. This will give a chance to a
> > > driver in such a domain to properly suspend the device.
> > > 
> ...
> > > Signed-off-by: Marek Marczykowski-Górecki 
> > > <marmarek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Signed-off-by: Marcus of Wetware Labs <marcus@xxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > The code and idea look fine.
> > 
> > I would like to give Ian a chance to voice his opinion (he's currently
> > away).
> The API does seem a bit odd.  The intent is then that the domain will
> be un-suspended afterwards ?  This doesn't seem to be documented
> AFAICT in your patch.

Yes, there is already libxl_domain_resume for that.

> I don't think I agree with this part of the reaoning:
> > > It would be better to have a separate function for this, but in fact it
> > > should be named libxl_domain_suspend, then the current one renamed to
> > > libxl_domain_save. Since that would break API compatibility, keep it in
> > > the same function.
> I agree that libxl_domain_suspend is an unfortunate name, but can't we
> come up with an alternative new name ?  It does seem odd to bundle
> this into _save.

libxl_domain_just_suspend ?
It isn't bundling it into _save. There is no _save function - that's the

Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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