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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Convert balloon driver to xenstore

To: aq <aquynh@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Convert balloon driver to xenstore
From: Dan Smith <danms@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 06:51:52 -0700
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aq> great. but is there a better way to initialize watcher for
aq> balloon?  

Not at the moment, as I understand it.  Rusty recommended calling the
init method directly from the xenbus probe, since the balloon driver
doesn't (and shouldn't) register itself as a normal xenbus driver
(like blk{front,back}).

aq> will we always have to patch xenbus code each time we add a driver
aq> into the kernel?

I think we need a standardized way to initialize miscellaneous drivers
such as the balloon.  It's definitely a temporary solution to a
problem that will require more thought as we get more drivers
converted to xenbus.

Dan Smith
IBM Linux Technology Center
Open Hypervisor Team
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