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Re: [Xen-devel] xl vs. xm: floppy support

To: Stefano Stabellini <Stefano.Stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xl vs. xm: floppy support
From: Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:09:05 +0000
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Stefano Stabellini writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] xl vs. xm: floppy support"):
> The right way to implement fd* support is probably to create an "fd"
> disk type, so that we can have frontends and backends for floppies and
> support stubdoms.


> However that would be obviously too much for this stage of the release.
> This patch would solve the simple case but would introduce two fields in
> the libxl idl that we know are wrong.
> I would rather implement this kind of simple fd support entirely in xl
> using the extra field in libxl_device_model_info so that we don't
> "corrupt" the idl.

I think for 4.1 we will should to tell users who want floppy support
to use device_model_args.


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