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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 6/8] libxl: introduce libxl__alloc_vdev

On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 18:16 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [PATCH v5 6/8] libxl: introduce libxl__alloc_vdev"):
> > Right. I think I really should have made this comment on the previous
> > patch, What I was trying to suggest is that using the Linux specific
> > "xvda" in the example in the config file
> "xvda" is not currently thought to be necessarily Linux-specific.  See
> docs/misc/vbd-interface.text.  Perhaps that needs to be revisited, but
> in general it's perfectly possible to pass "xvda" in a domain config
> file for a BSD guest, or whatever.  And Linux writing "xvdfoo" in the
> config file doesn't always make Linux call the device /dev/xvdfoo.

Hrm, I guess. It certainly gives the impression of being Linux specific,
even if technically it isn't, since people associate xvd* with Linux
even if it happens to be valid and work elsewhere. I guess in reality
very few people, including BSD folks, are going to change this (because
it'll just work) so there's no chance of them getting confused.


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