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[Xen-users] Find domID from domU

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  • From: Pepe Barbe <elventear@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 15:38:53 -0500
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I am trying to write a script to add to the proper bridge any vif that is brought up trying to use a domU as a backend.

After much researching, I don't know if I have found the proper solution but, at least, a viable one.

I see that I can read the bridge name in xenstore from the following key:

/local/domain/<domid>/backend/vif/<vif num>/bridge

But I have found two obstacles to this solution.

First, by default a domU cannot list /local/domain, so the only way to find my domID would be to guess, up to the maximum number of domain IDs that Xen can have, which is a horrid solution. I can change the permissions so that key can be listed, and then I can try to read the different domain IDs until one succeeds, which would be a better way of guessing my own domID.

So my question is. Is there a deterministic way of reading the proper key /local/domain/<domid>/backend/vif/<vif num>/bridge from the domU, or a way to determine my domID in a deterministic fashion or change the the default permissions, so that if I ever reboot my dom0 I can bring everything back automatically.


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