[Fedora-xen] configuration files

Markus Armbruster armbru at redhat.com
Mon Mar 16 07:48:32 UTC 2009

Urs Golla <urs.golla at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> ok, but why does the file in /var/lib/xend/dom-uuid/config.sxp use
> such a strange syntax? I mean '()' instead of '<>' and an empty
> element should look like <name attribute="value"/> not (name value).

Because it's not XML.

> if I dump the xml with virsh, it looks much more like a standard xml
> to me.

Because it's XML.

The .sxp files use Xen's native syntax, which is from the sexp
family[*].  libvirt uses XML.

[*] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-expression

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