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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2 08/27] esx: reject unknown flags

On 07/13/2011 06:15 AM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> 2011/7/8 Eric Blake <eblake redhat com>:
>> Silently ignored flags get in the way of new features that
>> use those flags.

>> @@ -3829,12 +3837,14 @@ esxDomainMigratePrepare(virConnectPtr dconn,
>>                         int *cookielen ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
>>                         const char *uri_in ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
>>                         char **uri_out,
>> -                        unsigned long flags ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
>> +                        unsigned long flags,
>>                         const char *dname ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
>>                         unsigned long resource ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED)
>>  {
>>     esxPrivate *priv = dconn->privateData;
>> +    virCheckFlags(0, -1);
>> +

> Actually this is wrong. This was implemented before libvirt knew about
> But an ESX migration has exactly the semantic implied by those two
> flags. So actually those two flags have to be passed always. I should
> have fixed that ages ago.

So, do we fix that now, or do we push this patch as-is (with the
semantic change of rejecting the flags that are currently useful) along
with your cleanup as a followup (with requiring the two flags)?

I'm leaning a bit towards the latter (fix the flags to require the bits
that must be present), so I'll post a v2.

> Also if the domain is running ESX does a
> live migration always, so VIR_MIGRATE_LIVE has to passed too. ESX
> supports migration of inactive domains. It seems that migration in
> libvirt is only meant for active domains, but this isn't documented
> well.

Right now, qemu domains only get migrated if the domain is active, but I
could totally see enhancing that to support migration of persistent but
inactive domains (and it's a lot simpler - dumpxml on the source, and
define on the destination, without having to do any handshaking between
qemu processes).  In fact, I'd love that as a feature addition!

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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