[libvirt] [PATCH 3/9] util: storage: Store backing chain index in virStorageSource

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Tue Oct 17 05:01:01 UTC 2017

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 08:36:54 -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 10/13/2017 12:43 AM, Peter Krempa wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 14:57:36 -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> >> On 10/12/2017 02:07 PM, Peter Krempa wrote:


> >> When we were always regenerating the chain on the fly, there wasn't much
> >> stability to worry about.  But now that we are going to try to preserve
> >> the index across domain reboots, we need to make sure we know which way
> >> we want things to work.
> > 
> > I don't really want to go as far as guaranteeing the numbers across
> > reboots. I think keeping them across one lifetime should be good enough.
> Unless anyone else has strong opinions about disk indices not always
> being stable, I can live with this as your design goal.  As I mentioned
> in 4/9, I didn't see anything wrong with the code itself, so as long as
> we don't have a problem with the design implications:

The idea for the indexes to always refer to the same image was there
from the beginning, we only cut corners when implementing it the first
time. I'm now paying back the technical debt with a lot of interest. 

> Reviewed-by: Eric Blake <eblake at redhat.com>

Thanks for the review. I've pushed these.
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