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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] xen-blkback: support dynamic unbind/bind
On 05.12.19 15:01, Paul Durrant wrote:
> By simply re-attaching to shared rings during connect_ring() rather than
> assuming they are freshly allocated (i.e assuming the counters are zero)
> it is possible for vbd instances to be unbound and re-bound from and to
> (respectively) a running guest.
> This has been tested by running:
> while true; do dd if=/dev/urandom of=test.img bs=1M count=1024; done
> in a PV guest whilst running:
> while true;
> do echo vbd-$DOMID-$VBD >unbind;
> echo unbound;
> sleep 5;
> echo vbd-$DOMID-$VBD >bind;
> echo bound;
> sleep 3;
> done
> in dom0 from /sys/bus/xen-backend/drivers/vbd to continuously unbind and
> re-bind its system disk image.

Could you do the same test with mixed reads/writes and verification of
the read/written data, please? A write-only test is not _that_
convincing regarding correctness. It only proves the guest is not

I'm fine with the general approach, though.


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