> I'm not sure I agree that Xend is the right place to do this. You would
> have to add another parameter to the either the domain config or to the
> actual create() call that basically had the semantics of "if memory is
> less than X, throw an exception." That seems like a rather awkward
> addition to the interface and it makes client code harder to write.
Surely there are already plenty of other cases in which Xend can fail a create
and throw the result back to xm? For instance, if the kernel image can't be
found, hotplug scripts fail, etc. Wouldn't it just be an extra case of that?
> I'll attempt to be telepathic here and guess that you suggested this
> because there's no xm config file so there's no easy way to be able to
> tell xm to never give an error when mem is too small? I think this is a
> good point in time to start thinking about just implementing an xm
> config file.
Well, yes and no.
Yes, Xend is the only place to do this right now. But we've always tried
(modulo a few things, eg pygrub) to keep xm a pretty thin layer, with most of
the real smarts in Xend. This also makes it easier to create a
network-transparent implementation of xm, without confusing Xen-related
config files on the "control" machine and on the servers.
That said, warning about improper config choices does seem rather like a
client-side operation so perhaps an xm.conf is worth considering.
We should also consider:
1) whether we're going to need this for other options (I suspect yes, but it'd
be unfortunate to have a config file for just one option)
2) whether there are any config choices currently handled by Xend or the
domain config files, which we'd rather be handled by xm.conf
> If you use SafeConfigParser and just grab from a standard location (say
> /etc/xen/xm.conf), you should be able to do it properly (just within xm)
> with very little code.
Agreed, should be a fairly simple little hack.
> Anthony Liguori
> > Cheers,
> > Mark
> > On Friday 21 April 2006 16:17, Daniel Stekloff wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> This patch adds a warning to xm for creating and setting a domain's
> >> memory under 32 MBs. Patch adds a "--force-mem" option to "xm create"
> >> and "xm mem-set" commands for creating or setting memory less than 32
> >> MBs. Patch also updates man page and user manual.
> >> All comments welcome.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Dan
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