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[v7,4/5] vscsiif.h: add some notes about xenstore layout

Message ID 1454667175-24282-5-git-send-email-olaf@aepfle.de
State New, archived
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Olaf Hering Feb. 5, 2016, 10:12 a.m. UTC
Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de>
Acked-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
Cc: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
Cc: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@eu.citrix.com>
Cc: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
Cc: Keir Fraser <keir@xen.org>
Cc: Tim Deegan <tim@xen.org>
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 xen/include/public/io/vscsiif.h | 68 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 68 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/xen/include/public/io/vscsiif.h b/xen/include/public/io/vscsiif.h
index e8e38a9..2c5f04a 100644
--- a/xen/include/public/io/vscsiif.h
+++ b/xen/include/public/io/vscsiif.h
@@ -104,6 +104,74 @@ 
  *      response structures.
  */
 
+/*
+ * Xenstore format in practice
+ * ===========================
+ * 
+ * The backend driver uses a single_host:many_devices notation to manage domU
+ * devices. Everything is stored in /local/domain/<backend_domid>/backend/vscsi/.
+ * The xenstore layout looks like this (dom0 is assumed to be the backend_domid):
+ * 
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/feature-host = "0"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/frontend = "/local/domain/<domid>/device/vscsi/0"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/frontend-id = "<domid>"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/online = "1"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/state = "4"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/p-dev = "8:0:2:1" or "naa.wwn:lun"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/state = "4"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/v-dev = "0:0:0:0"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/p-dev = "8:0:2:2"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/state = "4"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/v-dev = "0:0:1:0"
+ * 
+ * The frontend driver maintains its state in
+ * /local/domain/<domid>/device/vscsi/.
+ * 
+ *     <vhost>/backend = "/local/domain/0/backend/vscsi/<domid>/<vhost>"
+ *     <vhost>/backend-id = "0"
+ *     <vhost>/event-channel = "20"
+ *     <vhost>/ring-ref = "43"
+ *     <vhost>/state = "4"
+ *     <vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/state = "4"
+ *     <vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/state = "4"
+ * 
+ * In addition to the entries for backend and frontend these flags are stored
+ * for the toolstack:
+ * 
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/p-devname = "/dev/$device"
+ * 
+ * 
+ * Backend/frontend protocol
+ * =========================
+ * 
+ * To create a vhost along with a device:
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/feature-host = "0"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/frontend = "/local/domain/<domid>/device/vscsi/0"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/frontend-id = "<domid>"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/online = "1"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/state = "1"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/p-dev = "8:0:2:1"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/state = "1"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/v-dev = "0:0:0:0"
+ * Wait for <domid>/<vhost>/state + <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-0/state become 4
+ * 
+ * To add another device to a vhost:
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/state = "7"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/p-dev = "8:0:2:2"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/state = "1"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/v-dev = "0:0:1:0"
+ * Wait for <domid>/<vhost>/state + <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/state become 4
+ * 
+ * To remove a device from a vhost:
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/state = "7"
+ *     <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/state = "5"
+ * Wait for <domid>/<vhost>/state to become 4
+ * Wait for <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/state become 6
+ * Remove <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/{state,p-dev,v-dev,p-devname}
+ * Remove <domid>/<vhost>/vscsi-devs/dev-1/
+ *
+ */
+
 /* Requests from the frontend to the backend */
 
 /*