The idea was that pausing it would make it possible to switch between running
and not running faster than with complete create/shutdown.
But it's not terribly important, just wondering if it was possible (already
thought that the pci stuff would probably be difficult)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 3:13:40 PM, you wrote:
> On 30/11/2010 12:48, "Sander Eikelenboom" <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hmm save isn't allowed with a pci device passed through:
>> #xm save 14 /tmp/savedomain.xen
>> Error: Migration not permitted with assigned PCI device.
>> Would perhaps be wise to do that for pause as well when a pci device is
>> assigned ?
> Yes, probably. Why do you want to pause a domain, anyway? Is it actually
> useful to be able to do that?
> -- Keir
>> Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 1:36:59 PM, you wrote:
>>> On 30/11/2010 12:14, "Sander Eikelenboom" <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Hi Keir/Konrad,
>>>> Should it be possible to pause a PV domain ("xm pause") when it has pci
>>>> devices passed through ?
>>>> If not, should it work with a HVM with pci passthrough ?
>>>> Trying with a PV domain gave troubles so far.
>>> It might give problems with pending pass-thru interrupts not getting handled
>>> by the paused domain? That could block other, more critical interrupts, like
>>> for disc controllers in dom0. Just a theory. I wouldn't generally recommend
>>> pausing any domain, as a guest OS could get upset getting descheduled for
>>> significant periods of time without being told about it (as a PV guest is
>>> for save/restore).
>>> -- Keir
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