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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 0/2] To introduce xenwatch multithreading (xen mtwatch)

Hi Juergen,

On 04/24/2018 01:22 PM, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 24/04/18 01:55, Dongli Zhang wrote:
>> Hi Wei,
>> On 04/23/2018 10:09 PM, Wei Liu wrote:
>>> On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 07:25:53PM +0800, Dongli Zhang wrote:
>>>> About per-domU xenwatch thread create/destroy, a new type of xenstore node 
>>>> is
>>>> introduced: '/local/domain/0/mtwatch/<domid>'.
>>>> Suppose the new domid id 7. During the domU (domid=7) creation, the xen
>>>> toolstack writes '/local/domain/0/mtwatch/7' to xenstore before the 
>>>> insertion
>>>> of '/local/domain/7'. When the domid=7 is destroyed, the last xenstore
>>>> operation by xen toolstack is to remove '/local/domain/0/mtwatch/7'.
>>>> The dom0 kernel subscribes a watch at node '/local/domain/0/mtwatch'.  
>>>> Kernel
>>>> thread [xen-mtwatch-7] is created when '/local/domain/0/mtwatch/7' is 
>>>> inserted,
>>>> while this kernel thread is destroyed when the corresponding xenstore node 
>>>> is
>>>> removed.
>>> Instead of inventing yet another node, can you not watch /local/domain
>>> directly?
>> Would you like to watch at /local/domain directly? Or is your question "is 
>> there
>> any other way to not watch at /local/domain, while no extra xenstore node 
>> will
>> be introduced"?
>> Actually, the first prototype of this idea was to watch at /local/domain
>> directly to get aware of the domU create/destroy, so that xen toolstack will 
>> not
>> get involved. Joao Martins (CCed) had a concern on the performance as 
>> watching
>> at /local/domain would lead to large amount of xenwatch events.
> That's what the special watches "@introduceDomain" and "@releaseDomain"
> are meant for.

I used to consider to watch at "@introduceDomain". However, there is no domain
information appended with "@introduceDomain" and it is still required for dom0
kernel to proactively confirm who is created.

Dongli Zhang

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