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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 0/6] qdisk local attach

Hi all,
this patch implements local_attach support for QDISK: that means that
you can use qcow2 as disk format for your PV guests disks and use
pygrub to retrieve the kernel and initrd in dom0.

The idea is that we start a QEMU instance at boot time to listen to
local_attach requests. When libxl_device_disk_local_attach is called on
a QDISK images, libxl sets up a backend/frontend pair in dom0 for the disk
so that blkfront in dom0 will create a new xvd device for it.
Then pygrub can be pointed at this device to retrieve kernel and

Changes in v2:
- make libxl_device_disk_local_(de)attach internal functions;
- allocate the new disk in libxl_device_disk_local_attatch on the GC;
- remove libxl__device_generic_add_t, add a transaction parameter to
libxl__device_generic_add instead;
- add a new patch to introduce a blkdev_start option to xl.conf;
- reimplement libxl__alloc_vdev checking for the frontend path and
starting from blkdev_start;
- introduce a Linux specific libxl__devid_to_vdev function based on last
Jan's patch to blkfront.

Stefano Stabellini (6):
      libxl: libxl__device_disk_local_attach return a new libxl_device_disk
      libxl: add a transaction parameter to libxl__device_generic_add
      libxl: introduce libxl__device_disk_add_t
      xl/libxl: add a blkdev_start parameter
      libxl: introduce libxl__alloc_vdev
      xl/libxl: implement QDISK libxl_device_disk_local_attach

 tools/examples/xl.conf                          |    3 +
 tools/hotplug/Linux/init.d/sysconfig.xencommons |    3 +
 tools/hotplug/Linux/init.d/xencommons           |    3 +
 tools/libxl/libxl.c                             |  232 +------------------
 tools/libxl/libxl.h                             |   17 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_bootloader.c                  |   13 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_create.c                      |   18 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_device.c                      |   14 +-
 tools/libxl/libxl_internal.c                    |  285 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h                    |   24 ++-
 tools/libxl/libxl_linux.c                       |   40 ++++
 tools/libxl/libxl_netbsd.c                      |    6 +
 tools/libxl/libxl_pci.c                         |    2 +-
 tools/libxl/xl.c                                |    3 +
 tools/libxl/xl.h                                |    1 +
 tools/libxl/xl_cmdimpl.c                        |    5 +-
 16 files changed, 408 insertions(+), 261 deletions(-)



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