[Libvir] [PATCH] return 0 networks if Network driver not implemented

Mark Johnson johnson.nh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 22:58:06 UTC 2007

On 6/14/07, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 04:23:38PM -0400, Mark Johnson wrote:
> > This handles net-list, etc. a little more gracefully for Xen.
> I'm not so sure about this one.
>  a. Xen does have support for net-list which is currently done via the
>     (badly named) libvirt_qemud daemon. Though the network stuff would
>     certainly require porting to Solaris for the bridge.c and the
>     iptables.c  files at the very least.

We would probably have to write an separate implementation.
We use virtual NICs instead of a bridge and have a different

>  b. If the network driver isn't available - as with many other of the
>     APIs - its standard practice for us to return a not implemented
>     error. I think its important to keep this distinction between
>     implemented, but no networks defined, vs  not implemented at all.
> What end-application scenario were trying to address with these change ?
> I know virt-manager will complain once a second about the network functions
> if they return not implemented. This is on my list of things to fix in
> virt-manager though - once its tried once & found networking is unavailable
> it should stop trying & thus stop spewing warning messages after the first
> one.

That's it. :-)  It's was temporary fix until we could implement the network
functionality. Fixing virt-manager is better..  Please drop this patch,



> Regards,
> Dan.
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