Ian Jackson wrote:
This patch makes xl create check whether qemu-dm has started
correctly, and causes it to fail immediately with appropriate errors
if not. There are other bugfixes too.
* libxl_create_device_model forks twice rather than once so that the
process which calls libxl does not end up being the actual parent
of qemu. That avoids the need for the qemu-dm process to be reaped
at some indefinite time in the future.
* The first fork generates an intermediate process which is
responsible for writing the qemu-dm pid to xenstore and then merely
waits to collect and report on qemu-dm's exit status during
startup. New arguments to libxl_create_device_model allow the
preservation of its pid so that a later call can check whether the
startup is successful.
Did you have the qemu-dm ready patch in qemu ?
* xl.c's create_domain checks for errors in its libxl calls.
* libxl_wait_for_device_model now takes a callback function parameter
which is called repeatedly in the loop iteration and allows the
caller to abort the wait.
* libxl_exec no longer calls fork; there is a new libxl_fork.
this is not libxl goal to provide wrapper for syscalls.
the exec should do the double fork+exec itself, no need to have a fork
* osdep.[ch] new use #define _GNU_SOURCE. The provided asprintf
declarations are suppressed when not needed (currently, always).
* There is a hook to override waitpid, which will be necessary for
osdeps was just suppose to be available for netbsd. not sure why the
contrary happens on christoph's patch.
Remaining problems and other issues I noticed or we found:
* The error handling is rather inconsistent still and lacking in
* xl_logv is declared but not defined.
* _GNU_SOURCE should be used throughout. The asprintf implementation
should be disabled in favour of the system one.
there shouldn't be a LOG_ERROR_ERRNO value. what you want is the
different log function
that will embedd an errno automatically in the fmt, not a different
logging level. not sure what you meant later by "remove new error level,
should be in future patch".
* XL_LOG_ERROR_ERRNO needs to actually print the errno value.
no, otherwise the init ctx need to allocate itself the memory of the
context, instead of having
* destroy_device_model can kill random dom0 processes (!)
* struct libxl_ctx should be defined in libxl_internal.h.
the caller "allocate it" itself on the fct stack.
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
(Changes since v1:
* Remove new error log level; should be in a future patch
* Properly fixed the asprintf problem
* Indentation no uses literal tabs
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