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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Add a --force option to detach operations

  • To: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <gcosta@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 10:04:58 +0000
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 02:04:59 -0800
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AccfZ0+LjiFArotaEdu2MgAX8io7RQ==
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Add a --force option to detach operations

On 13/12/06 22:35, "Glauber de Oliveira Costa" <gcosta@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The following patch adds a --force option to detach operations. It
> avoids the device being held forever when frontend fails.

Looks good. I think --force should be more brutal (i.e., assume that we have
already politely requested the disconnection, if that's what we really

Apart from that, we should remember that if we need to use --force then it
probably indicates a problem in the frontend driver. If you can repro a
situation that requires --force then we should investigate that (and work
out a patch for blkfront).


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