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RE: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?

To: "Kip Macy" <kip.macy@xxxxxxxxx>, "Mark Williamson" <Mark.Williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] dynamically allocating loopback devices?
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 15:36:17 -0000
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> > That's because it used to stat the device node in dom0 so 
> that it would know
> > what major / minor to tell the domain to use.  Xend has 
> since been patched to
> > not require this, I'm not sure what trees it was checked 
> into, though
> Ahh - makes sense. It is, however, a rather linux-centric approach.

It sucks. The obvious thing to do would be to pass a string, that the
guest then looks up, but I seem to recall that doing this at boot time
was rather ugly on linux.

In the meantime, I'll take a patch that adds some well known *BSD
devices to the exception table in xend.


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