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Re: [Xen-devel] exception looking up device number for hda

To: Arun Sharma <arun.sharma@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] exception looking up device number for hda
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 02:49:51 +0100
Cc: Mike Wray <mike.wray@xxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, takebe_akio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> > Hope about an optional: vbd:/emu: prefix (or similar) on the second part
> > of the triplet for a disk?  The default (for non VMX domains) could be
> > "vbd" so existing behaviour would remain the same.
> Sounds good to me. How about:
> hda           = VBD hda
> vbd://hda     = VBD hda
> ioemu://hda   = IDE hda

Sounds fine but I think I'd actually ditch the // to fit in with the phy: and 
file: syntax we already have. (and as David said in another post, to avoid 
looking like a URL).

> The VBD patches are not ready yet - so I'd like to propose that we do:
> -            self.create_configured_devices()
> +           if self.image.ostype != 'vmx':
> +                self.create_configured_devices()
> and
> -        self.create_blkif()
> +       if self.image.ostype != 'vmx':
> +            self.create_blkif()
> When our VBD patches are ready, we'll revert this.

Is there still a need for these changes if the ioemu: prefix is implemented?


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