[Libvir] Re: virDomainDestroy not synchronous?

Lon Hohberger lhh at redhat.com
Wed Sep 27 22:25:08 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 14:26 -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:

> > So is there any better way to block on destroy here ? In the clustering
> > scenario its neccessary to 'fence' a misbehaving domain on a host before
> > bringing it back online. From what you're saying it would appear to be
> > neccessary to poll for completion of the destroy op before trying to
> > restart the domain.
> >   
> The 3.0.4 API ought to have proper async/sync semantics.  Polling is an 
> option.

Ok, that's fine -- I'll poll until the domain's gone before returning;
on the newer API, it won't break anything.

> Keep in mind, this problem isn't limited to destroy.  It's true for 
> reboot, shutdown, etc.  There are very few ops that are actually 
> synchronous in Xen today.

/me wants sync reboot... :)

*wishes upon a star*

-- Lon

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