[v7,15/19] libxl: require qemu in dom0 for multiple stubdomain consoles
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Message ID 20200519015503.115236-16-jandryuk@gmail.com
State New
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  • Add support for qemu-xen runnning in a Linux-based stubdomain
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Jason Andryuk May 19, 2020, 1:54 a.m. UTC
From: Marek Marczykowski-Górecki <marmarek@invisiblethingslab.com>

Device model stubdomains (both Mini-OS + qemu-trad and linux + qemu-xen)
are always started with at least 3 consoles: log, save, and restore.
Until xenconsoled learns how to handle multiple consoles, this is needed
for save/restore support.

For Mini-OS stubdoms, this is a bug.  In practice, it works in most
cases because there is something else that triggers qemu in dom0 too:
vfb/vkb added if vnc/sdl/spice is enabled.

Additionally, Linux-based stubdomain waits for all the backends to
initialize during boot. Lack of some console backends results in
stubdomain startup timeout.

This is a temporary patch until xenconsoled will be improved.

Signed-off-by: Marek Marczykowski-Górecki <marmarek@invisiblethingslab.com>
[Updated commit message with Marek's explanation from mailing list.]
Signed-off-by: Jason Andryuk <jandryuk@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@eu.citrix.com>
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Changes in v6
 - Update commit message
Changes in v7
 - Add Acked-by: Ian Jackson
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 tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c | 12 ++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
index 6a26634ef9..8801e9364e 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_dm.c
@@ -2494,7 +2494,11 @@  static void spawn_stub_launch_dm(libxl__egc *egc,
         }
     }
 
-    need_qemu = libxl__need_xenpv_qemu(gc, dm_config);
+    /*
+     * Until xenconsoled learns how to handle multiple consoles, require qemu
+     * in dom0 to serve consoles for a stubdomain - it require at least 3 of them.
+     */
+    need_qemu = 1 || libxl__need_xenpv_qemu(gc, &sdss->dm_config);
 
     for (i = 0; i < num_console; i++) {
         libxl__device device;
@@ -2626,7 +2630,11 @@  static void qmp_proxy_spawn_outcome(libxl__egc *egc,
                                     int rc)
 {
     STATE_AO_GC(sdss->qmp_proxy_spawn.ao);
-    int need_pvqemu = libxl__need_xenpv_qemu(gc, &sdss->dm_config);
+    /*
+     * Until xenconsoled learns how to handle multiple consoles, require qemu
+     * in dom0 to serve consoles for a stubdomain - it require at least 3 of them.
+     */
+    int need_pvqemu = 1 || libxl__need_xenpv_qemu(gc, &sdss->dm_config);
 
     if (rc) goto out;