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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] docs/designs: Add a design document for transparent live migration

On Mon, 2020-01-27 at 16:46 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I don't like the term `transparent'.  It is often abused in other
> contexts.  It can be clear to whom things are transparent.  In a very
> real sense existing migration is `transparent' to a domain's network
> peers, for example.  How about `oblivious' ?

The term we generally use is 'guest transparent live migration', in
which the additional word addresses that potential ambiguity. We thus
have GT migration in addition to SR (suspend/resume) migration.

Perhaps it's just familiarity, but I very much prefer that to
'oblivious' (guests aren't necessary oblivious to it; they just aren't
required to *do* anything). and to 'non-cooperative' which for me is
too easy to conflate with 'uncooperative' and might cause an inference
that it's for guests which have done something *wrong*.

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