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Re: [Xen-devel] Exception starting xen

On Sun, 2013-05-26 at 01:52 +0000, James Harper wrote:
> One of my servers ran out of space this morning, and after clearing
> the errant logfile, xend would no longer start, and a bit of debugging
> showed that /var/lib/xend/state/ppci.xml was truncated - most likely
> as a result of running out of space. After deleting this file xend
> recreated it and all is working again.
> I know I'm still using xm on 4.2 which is considered deprecated, but
> what are these files for?

They are state for the host management aspect of the XenAPI
implementation in xend. This support is pretty incomplete and AFAICT
even more deprecated than xend as a whole.

>  And is the recreated version sufficient? And if so why is the
> previous content important?

Unless you are using xend's managed domain functionality / XenAPI then I
don't think it is...


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