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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] docs/sphinx: Introduction

On 07.08.2019 21:41, Andrew Cooper wrote:
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+.. Terms should appear in alphabetical order
+.. glossary::
+   control domain
+     A :term:`domain`, commonly dom0, with the permission and responsibility
+     to create and manage other domains on the system.
+   domain
+     A domain is Xen's unit of resource ownership, and generally has at the
+     minimum some RAM and virtual CPUs.
+     The terms :term:`domain` and :term:`guest` are commonly used
+     interchangeably, but they mean subtly different things.
+     A guest is a single virtual machine.
+     Consider the case of live migration where, for a period of time, one
+     guest will be comprised of two domains, while it is in transit.
+   domid
+     The numeric identifier of a running :term:`domain`.  It is unique to a
+     single instance of Xen, used as the identifier in various APIs, and is
+     typically allocated sequentially from 0.
+   guest
+     See :term:`domain`

I think you want to mention the usual distinction here: Dom0 is,
while a domain, commonly not considered a guest.

Everything else looks okay to me, but I can't reasonably address your
RFC aspect.


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