[libvirt] [PATCH] migration: support all toURI and proto combos

Nikolay Shirokovskiy nshirokovskiy at parallels.com
Wed Sep 9 14:41:07 UTC 2015

On 09.09.2015 17:13, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2015 at 02:14:32PM +0200, Jiri Denemark wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 08, 2015 at 13:43:09 +0300, Nikolay Shirokovskiy wrote:
>>> Current implementation of 'toURI' migration interfaces does not support all
>>> combinations of interface versions and protocol versions. For example 'toURI2'
>>> with p2p flag will not migrate if driver supports only v3params proto.
>> In general, this patch is pretty large and hard to review, I suggest
>> splitting it into a series of several shorter patches. They all need to
>> compile and work, but it shouldn't be too hard in this case.
>>> This is not convinient as drivers that starts to support migration have to
>>> manually support older versions of protocol. I guess this should be done in
>>> one place, namely here.
>> Well, the thing is all the code you're changing runs on a *client* and
>> then the appropriate API calls are sent as RPC to a daemon. So just
>> checking what APIs are implemented by the *client's* remote driver to
>> choose what API will be called on the daemon is wrong. The client can be
>> new enough to support all migration APIs while the daemon may be pretty
>> old supporting only a few of them. Thus, for backward compatibility, the
>> client has to either check what API is supported by the daemon (via
>> to be conservative and call the oldest API which supports the parameters
>> passed by the application/user.
>> Moreover, various versions of virDomainMigrateToURI are not really about
>> the migration protocol to be used. They differ only in the set of
>> parameters, the actual migration protocol will be decided by the daemon
>> itself after making a connection to the destination daemon. That said,
>> it should be fairly easy to implement all the entry points in a driver
>> while still allowing only protocol version 3.
> It seems to be that the only real critical thing is that all drivers
> support both V3 and V3Params driver callbacks. We could easily achieve
> that by creating a src/migration-helpers.c that provides the stub
> impls of V3 callbacks which simply pack args into a virTypedParams
> array and then invoke the corresponding V3Params callbacks. Those
> helpers can be just referenced from the virHypervisorDriver struct.
> So I don't think we need to change src/libvirt-host.c for this particular
> problem
> See the same recommendation I just made here wrt  libxl driver which
> has the same need as vz
>   https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2015-September/msg00372.html
> Regards,
> Daniel
Well I'm just about to finish the splitting of combo patch into more
understanable set. Although helpers could be a solution this patchset
has another value that it reduces a tangle in this aspect and code dups in
libvirt-domain.c. Hope you'll check it.

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