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Re: [PATCH 10/10] tools/xenstored: Delay new transaction while Live-Update is pending

On 16.06.21 16:43, Julien Grall wrote:
From: Julien Grall <jgrall@xxxxxxxxxx>

At the moment, Live-Update will, by default, not proceed if there are
in-flight transactions. It is possible force it by passing -F but this
will break any connection with in-flight transactions.

There are PV drivers out that may never terminate some transaction. On
host running such guest, we would need to use -F. Unfortunately, this
also risks to break well-behaving guests (and even dom0) because
Live-Update will happen as soon as the timeout is hit.

Ideally, we would want to preserve transactions but this requires
some work and a lot of testing to be able to use it in production.

As a stop gap, we want to limit the damage of -F. This patch will delay
any transactions that are started after Live-Update has been requested.

If the request cannot be delayed, the connection will be stalled to
avoid loosing requests.

If the connection has already a pending transaction before Live-Update,
then new transaction will not be delayed. This is to avoid the connection
to stall.

With this stop gap in place, domains with long running transactions will
still break when using -F, but other domains which starts a transaction
in the middle of Live-Update will continue to work.

Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>


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