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Re: [libvirt] [Xen-devel] [PATCH] libxl: initialize vfb defbools in libxlMakeVfb



Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-04-17 at 13:57 -0600, Jim Fehlig wrote:
>   
>> On 04/17/2015 11:59 AM, Olaf Hering wrote:
>>     
>>> On Fri, Apr 17, Olaf Hering wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> If the domU configu has sdl enabled libvirtd crashes:
>>>> libvirtd[5158]: libvirtd: libxl.c:343: libxl_defbool_val: Assertion `!libxl_defbool_is_default(db)' failed.
>>>>
>>>> Initialize the relevant defbool variables in libxl_device_vfb.
>>>>         
>>> Fix one crash, find another:
>>>
>>> Does libvirt have a representation for this one?
>>>
>>>    libxl_defbool_val(vfb.sdl.opengl));
>>>       
>> I'm not aware of any way to specify OpenGL in libvirt domXML.
>>
>>     
>>> If not, it should be initialized to false in libxlMakeVfb.
>>>       
>> As before, seems like the init function should handle this.
>>     
>
> As before, _not_ the init function, the setdefault within libxl should
> ensure that this is set to some value _before_ it is used. These changes
> are just hiding libxl bugs.
>   

Yes, I agree.

> Olaf, please can you use gdb to capture the stack trace so we can fix
> this (and the other issue) properly in libxl instead of just hacking
> around it in libvirt (which might also be appropriate for compat with
> old libxl but shouldn't be done without also fixing libxl IMHO).
>   

I was torn on committing Olaf's changes to the libvirt libxl driver, but
in the end did so for the compatibility you noted.

Regards,
Jim


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