[Libguestfs] guestfish/libguestfs takes legacy qemu instead of kvm?

Matthew Booth mbooth at redhat.com
Tue Aug 10 10:17:53 UTC 2010

On 10/08/10 10:27, Kirby Zhou wrote:
> Thanks very much.
> BTW, I have a small question, why libguestfs depends on QEMU instead of
> libvirt?
> If we take libvirt, we can easily run libguestfs with xen, virtualbox,
> vmware, etc.

Not quite. There's more to making an appliance run on a target 
hypervisor than just creating an appropriate domain. The appliance 
itself must support the target.

However, there's an argument to be made about using libvirt to isolate 
ourselves from the whims of qemu command-line argument changes.

Matthew Booth, RHCA, RHCSS
Red Hat Engineering, Virtualisation Team

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