[Libvir] [RFC] 3 of 4 Linux Container support

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Thu Mar 27 09:34:54 UTC 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 05:05:43PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Yes, this is a fundamentally stateful driver, so should run in the context
> of the daemon as the QEMU driver does. Loading & unloading the persistent
> state in the open/close method is hacking around the capabilities we already
> provide for stateful drivers, and it is not safe to have multiple libvirt
> clients reading/writing the same config files without any form of locking.
> By using the libvirt daemon stateful driver support we avoid the locking
> issues, avoid the synchronization problems between multiple clients, and
> avoid having to have the fork()d container re-write the config files to
> include the PID and so on.
> The following patches make the driver properly integrate with the stateful
> driver APIs. It also changes the config files to be named by on VM name
> instead of UUID, since this is what the QEMU driver does & its more user
> friendly. It also adds the CLONE_XXX constants since they have not yet 
> been added to the libc  sched.h file. IMHO we should enable the driver by
> default, since it can already probe for availability at runtime. Finally
> it also fixes a typo where it wrote 'linuxcontainer' as the domain type
> in the config file instead of 'lxc'.

  I applied the patch in CVs since it was agreed upon and needed for further


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