[Libvir] RFC [0/3]: Re-factor QEMU daemon protocol to use XDR
markmc at redhat.com
Thu Apr 5 15:25:11 UTC 2007
Only getting around to looking at this now ...
This all looks perfectly reasonable to me. I don't see a good reason
why you shouldn't just go ahead with this next time we feel like
de-stabilising the tree for a while.
The only downside is things might break a little for people during
One comment ...
On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 20:46 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 1. Add an extra initial message type to do a major/minor version number
> exchange. Based on the negotiated versions, the server can activate
> or deactivate particular requests it allows from the client.
I think the approach I'd take would be:
- Never remove a request from the server
- Allow the server to tell the client the latest version of the
protocol it supports
- The client, where it can, falls back to an older request if the
client doesn't support the appropriate newer request. Otherwise,
it returns an error to the caller.
The way a newer client has a chance of dealing with an older server and
an older client client works with a newer server.
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