[Libvir] Release of libvirt-0.1.2

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Tue Jul 4 06:38:27 UTC 2006

  Available at ftp://libvirt.org/libvirt/

  This release includes only a couple of things:
    - fix the header include problem reported last week
    - add a proxy based driver for read only access from non-root users

In a nutshell the proxy goal is to allow monitoring from unpriviledged users 
by running a proxy which is a small binary running as root accepting
connections from libvirt instances and implementing then using either
xend RPCs or hypervisor calls. Only read-only operations are implemented
i.e. it is useful for monitoring. This requires the (xend-unix-server yes)
option to be set in /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp since the proxy connects to
xend with the httpdu local socket, that done one can disable the
xend-http-server .
The proxy itself is started and stopped automatically by the library on-demand.
The communication between libvirt instances and the proxy is custom, currently
only synchronous operations are implemented but it should be possible to
add asynchronous event passing if libvirt is extended this way.

The next things I will focuse on are: the 4 unimplemented yet APIs for
defined but non-running domains, the CPU extensions which have been 
proposed last week and the HVM (fully virtualized) Xen domain support
sent by Jim Fehlig.


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