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Re: [Xen-devel] [LINUX]*back_init: should return -ENODEV if not privileged?

  • To: Jimi Xenidis <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 10:54:42 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 02:55:12 -0700
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: Acbt5HBbrrTjgVnXEduTBwAX8io7RQ==
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [LINUX]*back_init: should return -ENODEV if not privileged?

On 12/10/06 10:51, "Jimi Xenidis" <jimix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Is there any reason to actually setup/init net/block back if the
> domain is not privileged?

The concept of 'privileged' is not really well defined. Certainly you could
imagine having backends which have no access to physical hardware. A virtual
network bridge for example.

 -- Keir

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