[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/9] libxl: disks: allow specification of "backendtype=phy|tap|qdisk"

On Fri, 2011-06-03 at 15:24 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/9] libxl: disks: allow 
> specification of "backendtype=phy|tap|qdisk""):
> > On Thu, 2011-06-02 at 18:55 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > +Not all backend drivers support all combinations of other options.
> > > +For example, "phy" does not support formats other than "raw".
> > > +Normally this option should not be specified, in which case libxl will
> > > +automatically determine the most suitable backend.
> > 
> > The deprecated prefixes ("tapdisk:", "phy:" etc) are explicitly not
> > aliases for any of these, right?
> Indeed.
> > Not really related to this patch but it occurs to me that there probably
> > ought to be backend types for the non-Linux dom0, e.g. *BSD backendd.
> Currently there isn't any support for those in libxl.

Oh, I bet it's triggered by the same xenbus paths as blkback, i.e. it
looks like a DEVICE_VBD to libxl.


Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.