[libvirt] [PATCH] rename "blocked" to "idle"

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Fri Sep 19 08:34:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 03:15:14PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 05:10:38PM +0100, John Levon wrote:
> > <movement> can we please please rename "blocked" to "idle"
> > <movement> literally /everybody/ is confused by that
> > ...
> > 
> > <dansmith> I'm not opposed to changing it, mind you, because I feel the
> > indirect pain of explaining it to others too :)
> > <movement> actually, normally, the question is "my guest isn't running"
> > <dansmith> yeah

  I still think "blocked" might make more sense. If the domain is doing
I/O it will be  most of gthe time blocked until the I/O completes and
I guess it's the reason of the naming. It's just unfortunate that we
can't distinguish between blocked on I/O and being idle.


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