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Re: [Xen-devel] reboot driver domain, vifX.Y = NO-CARRIER?

On 27/04/18 17:14, Jason Cooper wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 04:52:57PM +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>> On 27/04/18 16:35, Jason Cooper wrote:
>>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 04:11:39PM +0100, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>>>> On 27/04/18 16:03, Jason Cooper wrote:
>>>>> The problem occurs when I reboot a driver domain.  Regardless of the
>>>>> type of guest attached to it, I'm unable to re-establish connectivity
>>>>> between the driver domain and the re-attached guest.  e.g. I reboot
>>>>> GW/FW, then re-attach VM1, VM2 and the rest.  No matter how I do it, I
>>>>> get:
>>>>> $ ip link
>>>>> ...
>>>>> 11: vif20.1: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq master 
>>>>> br10 qlen 32
>>>>>     link/ether fe:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
>>>>> In the driver domain.  At this point, absolutely no packets flow between
>>>>> the two VMs.  Not even ARP.  The only solution, so far, is to 
>>>>> unnecessarily
>>>>> reboot the PV guests.  After that, networking is fine.
>>>>> Any thoughts?
>>>> The underlying problem is that the frontend/backend setup in xenstore
>>>> encodes the domid in path, and changing that isn't transparent to the
>>>> guest at all.
>>> Oh joy.  Would seem to make more send to use the domain name or the
>>> uuid...
>> domids are also used in the grant and event hypercall interfaces with Xen.
>> There is no way this horse is being put back in its stable...
> :-(
>>>> The best idea we came up with was to reboot the driver domain and reuse
>>>> its old domid, at which point all the xenstore paths would remain
>>>> valid.  There is support in Xen for explicitly choosing the domid of a
>>>> domain, but I don't think that it is wired up sensibly in xl.
>>> hmmm, yes.  It's not wired up at all afaict.  Mind giving me a hint on
>>> how to reuse the domid?
>> xc_domain_create() takes a domid value by pointer.  Passing a value
>> other than zero will cause Xen to use that domid, rather than by
>> searching for the next free domid.
>> diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c
>> index b5e27a7..7866092 100644
>> --- a/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c
>> +++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_create.c
>> @@ -583,6 +583,7 @@ int libxl__domain_make(libxl__gc *gc,
>> libxl_domain_config *d_config,
>>              goto out;
>>          }
>> +        *domid = atoi(getenv("OVERRIDE_DOMID") ?: "0");
>>          ret = xc_domain_create(ctx->xch, info->ssidref, handle, flags, 
>> domid,
>>                                 &xc_config);
>>          if (ret < 0) {
>> This gross hack may get you somewhere (Entirely untested).
> Gah!  Yep, that's just what I needed, thanks!  I don't suppose a patch
> series adding a 'domid' field to the domain config file would be
> rejected outright?  That would allow callers of xl to use key=value for
> reboot scripts like mine, and also allow for a static domid setup of the
> driver domains if folks want that.

That question would have to be deferred to the toolstack maintainers,
but some ability to manage exact domid's would be a very good thing.

Having a domid= field would allow for very fine grain control, but
probably more control than most people want.  Alternatively, having some
kind of "reuse_domid" field which booted the domain normally once,
recorded its domid, and reused that on reboot might be rather more useful.


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