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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] libxl: libxl__device_from_disk should retrieve backend from xenstore

Wei Liu wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:18:18AM -0700, Jim Fehlig wrote:
>> At minimum, libvirt will populate the pdev_path, vdev, backend, and
>> format fields. If backend and format (which, in libvirt-speack
>> correspond to the 'name' and 'type' attributes on the optional <driver>
>> element) are not specified, they are set to LIBXL_DISK_BACKEND_UNKNOWN
>> and LIBXL_DISK_FORMAT_RAW respectively.
> Since libvirt has a tendency of specifying everything, how come there is
> no "name" and "type" in <driver>?

The <driver> element is optional. From

"|driver: |The optional driver element allows specifying further details
related to the hypervisor driver used to provide the disk"

And when not specified, Ian C. recommended allowing libxl to pick
suitable defaults


>  Can we actually generate all the
> fields needed when attaching a disk and store in libvirt's diskspec?

Yes, it was this way before the suggested change.


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