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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 0/8] qdisk local attach

Hi all,
this patch implements local_attach support for QDISK: that means that
you can use qcow2 as disk format for your PV guests disks and use
pygrub to retrieve the kernel and initrd in dom0.

The idea is that we start a QEMU instance at boot time to listen to
local_attach requests. When libxl_device_disk_local_attach is called on
a QDISK images, libxl sets up a backend/frontend pair in dom0 for the disk
so that blkfront in dom0 will create a new xvd device for it.
Then pygrub can be pointed at this device to retrieve kernel and

Changes in v5:
- remove _hidden from the libxl_device_disk_local_attach/detach
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: rename disk to in_disk;
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: rename tmpdisk to disk;
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: copy disk to new_disk only on success;
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: remove check on libxl__zalloc success.
- rename libxl__device_generic_add_t to libxl__device_generic_add;
- change the type of the blkdev_start parameter to
  libxl__device_disk_local_attach to const char *;
- remove domid paramter to libxl__alloc_vdev (assume
- remove scaling limit from libxl__alloc_vdev;
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: replace LIBXL__LOG with LOG;
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: unify error paths.

Changes in v4:
- split the first patch into 2 patches: the first is a simple move, the
  second one adds a new parameter;
- libxl__device_generic_add: do not end the transaction is the caller
  provided it;
- libxl__device_generic_add: fix success exit path;
- pass blkdev_start in libxl_domain_build_info;
- rename libxl__devid_to_vdev to libxl__devid_to_localdev;
- introduce upper bound for encode_disk_name;
- improve error handling and exit paths in libxl__alloc_vdev and

Changes in v3:
- libxl__device_disk_local_attach: wait for the backend to be
"connected" before returning.

Changes in v2:
- make libxl_device_disk_local_(de)attach internal functions;
- allocate the new disk in libxl_device_disk_local_attatch on the GC;
- remove libxl__device_generic_add_t, add a transaction parameter to
libxl__device_generic_add instead;
- add a new patch to introduce a blkdev_start option to xl.conf;
- reimplement libxl__alloc_vdev checking for the frontend path and
starting from blkdev_start;
- introduce a Linux specific libxl__devid_to_vdev function based on last
Jan's patch to blkfront.

Stefano Stabellini (8):
      libxl: make libxl_device_disk_local_attach/detach internal functions
      libxl: libxl__device_disk_local_attach return a new libxl_device_disk
      libxl: add a transaction parameter to libxl__device_generic_add
      libxl: introduce libxl__device_disk_add
      xl/libxl: add a blkdev_start parameter
      libxl: introduce libxl__alloc_vdev
      xl/libxl: implement QDISK libxl_device_disk_local_attach
      libxl__device_disk_local_attach: wait for state "connected"
 tools/examples/xl.conf                          |    3 +
 tools/hotplug/Linux/init.d/sysconfig.xencommons |    3 +
 tools/hotplug/Linux/init.d/xencommons           |    3 +
 tools/libxl/libxl.c                             |  232 +----------------
 tools/libxl/libxl.h                             |    7 -
 tools/libxl/libxl_bootloader.c                  |   11 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_create.c                      |    3 +
 tools/libxl/libxl_device.c                      |   17 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_internal.c                    |  319 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h                    |   25 ++-
 tools/libxl/libxl_linux.c                       |   45 ++++
 tools/libxl/libxl_netbsd.c                      |    6 +
 tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c                         |    2 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_types.idl                     |    1 +
 tools/libxl/xl.c                                |    3 +
 tools/libxl/xl.h                                |    1 +
 tools/libxl/xl_cmdimpl.c                        |    2 +
 17 files changed, 435 insertions(+), 248 deletions(-)



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