Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> writes: >> But how are you causing xm to work? Are you running different daemons >> than the standard recommendation? Different rc.d files? I would think >> you'd need the old rc.d files from before the xm/xl change. > > Afaik the scripts provided with xentools42 works fine for xm. > Maybe you need to change xl to xm in xendomains but that's it. OK - HOWTO updated. >> > It's the problem that xl runs things in parallel, while xm >> > serialises them. >> >> Do you mean that on startup, the xl-based xendomains script that is part >> of the xentools42 package causes "xl start" to be fired off for all >> domains at once, rather than how "xm start" somewhat causes the next to >> wait, perhaps by waiting until it's mostly started to return? > > all the scripts to configure devices are started in parallel. > I have modified scripts (for editing /etc/ipf.conf at > domU startup, mostly), which can't be run in parallel. So if your scripts don't do things needing serializiation, it's ok? > We now have locking in these scripts so this should be safe, but I've > not tested with 10s of interfaces as I have on my servers. > (when I tried xl on these servers, it would time out configuring > virtual interfaces because I had too much, but the locking I added at this > time was too heavy). OK - put in HOWTO with caution about testing. All in all, I gather that people who don't do special stuff in custom scripts (that needs locking) will be ok with xl.
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