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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH V3 1/2] Intorduce file descriptor set for QEMU domains

On 02/07/2013 03:26 PM, Stefan Berger wrote:
>> Just have a hashtable mapping device alias names -> fd set numbers
>> in the qemuDomainObjPrivatePtr, and write that out in the QEMU
>> private XML. There's no need to directly mirror the structs.

Perhaps my fault for first suggesting that we modify <alias> at the
device_conf level, but I like the idea of tracking a hashtable at the
qemu private level that maps back to <alias> as needed.

> you agree to this XML ?
>   <fdsets>
>     <entry alias='ide0-0-0' fdset='1'/>
>     <entry alias='serial0' fdset='2'/>
>     <entry alias='serial1' fdset='3'/>
>   </fdsets>

Looks good to me.  We may want more information on a given fdset, but
that can be added later.  If we need more than a alias->set number, we
would instead hash an alias->struct, with XML looking something like:
  <entry alias='ide0-0-0' fdset='1'>
    <fd id='4' mode='rdonly'/>
    <fd id='5' mode='rdwr'/>

But again, without knowing whether we need extra information, your
proposal is fine for now.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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