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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xend: drbd improvements

Ian Jackson wrote:
> Jim Fehlig writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xend: drbd improvements"):
>> Have you had a chance to test my suggestion above (reverting c/s 19444
>> and using the xend patch we have in SuSE)?  It has been working well for
>> us, but another "Tested-by:" may convince upstream to take these changes
>> as well.  Perhaps it is too late for 4.1 as we're at RC2 already.
> I'd love to have another test report.

Shriram reported that he successfully tested these changes.

>   I didn't apply these patches
> because it wasn't clear to me exactly what the proposed changes were
> and, as you say, that they had been sufficiently tested.

The revert of c/s 19444 simply removes more 'drbd' cruft from xend

As for my xend patch, is the commit message that vague?

xend: improve psudeo-bootloader support for external block scripts

Userspace tools support external block scripts (e.g. block-drbd
provided by drbd project). The psuedo-bootloader setup code in
xend has a few limitations wrt external block scripts, which this
patch addresses.

blkif.py: parse_uname() utility function should be able to parse a
disk specifier understood by the rest of the tools.

XendDomainInfo.py: Block devices using external block scripts must
be attached to dom0 before running the psuedo-bootloader.

I can improve it if need be.


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