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Re: [Xen-devel] backend and frontend

Thank you for reply
I read the wiki about the XenSplitDrivers and XenStoreReference ,
and I made a img file and create a vm with the img ,and the conf file is like the follows

kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16-xenU"
memory = 256
name = "dom1"
vcpus = 1
vif = [ '' ]
disk = [ 'file:/vm/dom1.img,sda1,w' ]
netmask = ""
gateway = ""
hostname = "office1"
ip = ""
root = "/dev/sda1 ro"

there will be a disk in the backend/vbd/domid/virtual-device in the xenstore,isn`t it? Does xen support the vm to hotplug another virtual disk ,which is accessed by dom0?

If it does,what and how does xen deal with the backend and the xenstore?
Are there two elements in the backend/vbd/domid/ in the xenstore?
and what about the frontend in the vm ,are there two frontend in the vm or just one? how to identify them then?

If it does not ,what should we do to make it work?
Does it need another frontend in the vm or not ?
and how about the backend ?

could you give me some guide ?
Thanks in advance

Ewan Mellor åé:
On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 10:04:15AM +0800, tgh wrote:

I try to understand the blkback and blkfront codes,and I am puzzled about the initialization for both blkback and frontend. Does the blkback complete the initialization when the dom0 init ?and when does the frontend in guestOS try to connet with the blkback in the dom0? and how does the frontend do? how does the frontend register the relative entryes in the xenstore in the dom0?
I am really  puzzled  ,could anyone help me?




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