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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] tools/hotplug: Don't ever kill xenstored

On 23/02/15 16:19, Wei Liu wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:18:49AM +0000, Ross Lagerwall wrote:
>> Don't kill xenstored as part of the usual service shutdown process to
>> prevent hangs on shutdown where the kernel tries to unplug a VIF
>> after xenstored has exited.
>> Signed-off-by: Ross Lagerwall <ross.lagerwall@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Do you run xendomains service? Aren't all guests shutdown by that
> service? And according to the dependency configuration, xenstored should
> not shutdown before xendomains is done?

We do not run the xendomains service.  (It also doesn't necessarily shut
all domains down.)

In an ideal case with all guests cooperating, they are all shut down by
this point.

However in the uncooperative case, malicious or crashed guests, or dom0
configuration errors must not be able to block shutdown/reboot of dom0.

Xenstored has no state to sync to disk, and never used to be killed in
the sysvinit case; observe the warning in xencommons.  Our testing has
shown regressions caused by the change in behaviour between sysvinit and
systemd when it comes to killing xenstored.


> Wei.
>> ---
>>  tools/hotplug/Linux/systemd/xenstored.service.in | 1 +
>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>> diff --git a/tools/hotplug/Linux/systemd/xenstored.service.in 
>> b/tools/hotplug/Linux/systemd/xenstored.service.in
>> index 0f0ac58..a5f836b 100644
>> --- a/tools/hotplug/Linux/systemd/xenstored.service.in
>> +++ b/tools/hotplug/Linux/systemd/xenstored.service.in
>> @@ -8,6 +8,7 @@ ConditionPathExists=/proc/xen/capabilities
>>  [Service]
>>  Type=notify
>> +KillMode=none
>>  Environment=XENSTORED_ARGS=
>>  EnvironmentFile=-@CONFIG_DIR@/@CONFIG_LEAF_DIR@/xencommons
>> -- 
>> 2.1.0
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