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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v5 02/14] libxenstore.so: add support for systemd

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 03:35:19PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-05-20 at 05:31 -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx>
> > 
> > This adds support for systemd into libxenstore.so to enable usage
> > through cxenstored and oxenstored. The way we provide support for
> > systemd is to *not* compile systemd with -lsystemd-daemon but instead
> > to look for libsystemd-daemon.so at run time if the binary was compiled
> > with support for systemd.
> This is not what either Ian or I intended to suggest. It is perfectly
> fine for the binary to be dynamically linked against -lsystemd-daemon in
> the normal way (and for the resulting binary packages to depend on the
> libsystemd-daemon package etc) if the headers etc are present at compile
> time.
> What we were after was for the actual use of systemd to be runtime not
> compile time. IOW it is fine for xenstored to require the library to be
> installed, but not that systemd be the init which is in use.

In order to work dynamically *and* automatically at run time, that is
to let the binary figure out what is best, the dynamic linker was the
best choice. The reason is that we have to consider a binary that
can run on systems that do not have the systemd libraries present, or
that have them but didn't use sytemd as the init process. This solution
covers all those cases.

> > diff --git a/tools/xenstore/xs_systemd.c b/tools/xenstore/xs_systemd.c
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 0000000..814e0fc
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/tools/xenstore/xs_systemd.c
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * We list stdin, stdout and stderr simply for documentation purposes
> > + * and to help our array size fit the number of expected sockets we
> > + * as sd_listen_fds() will return 5 for example if you set the socket
> > + * service with 2 sockets.
> Please can we get rid of this list (which is bad enough in itself but
> the three spurious entries are ludicrous)
> and just
> etc and use those for lookups, as I described in
> <1399971222.11314.27.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>?

Did you see the mode? Its an example of how different preferences can
be tucked away under it, but we can always statically peg associations.
The purpose of the list was also to allow a switch on the type to
alternate on sd_is_socket_*() calls but of course if we're not growing
the xenstore implementation this means we only have to deal with one
type and can use that statically.

Up to you, just consider the above and let me know.


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