[Libvir] Add scheduler patch?

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Tue Jun 5 08:05:32 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 11:23:43AM +0900, Atsushi SAKAI wrote:
> Hi, Daniel
> I confirmed to work Xen3.1.0 only.
> And not run on Xen3.0.4.(I guess domctl hypercall problem.)
> And not tested yet for Xen3.0.3.
> This is the reason I limit to work this command.

 Okay, I will double check on a 3.0.3 box.
I also surprized in xenHypervisorSetSchedulerParameters(), in the
XEN_SCHEDULER_CREDIT, you loop on the params to extract the values for
weight and cap, but you never error:
  - if you can't interpret one of the parameters
  - if no parameters is actually found.

The memset at the beginning set to 0 those 2 values. I wonder what the
result of calling the hypercall with (0, 0) means (or if one of the values
is 0), I'm afraid it could actually hang the domain, without any error being
raise if there is a missing parameter. I could see 2 ways to fix this:
   - either prepopulate the weight and cap values by an earlier hypercall
   - or fail if while going through the loop we don't get the 2 values.

The second option seems nicer. The current error handling there is not
okay, especially since there is no indication in the documentation on 
what the parameters needed might be (i.e. basically the only way to get
this to work for someone else is by trial and no error is ever raised,
so that really need to be fixed).


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