[Libvir] URI documentation and xen:/// patch (was: Re: RFC: replace "no support for hypervisor" error)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jun 19 16:15:40 UTC 2007

Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 02:16:23PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> (1) Document the URI formats fully.
>   definitely
>>   -- This is a feature which has been requested a few times and I will 
>> do it anyway if Daniel Veillard will do the magic to set up a 
>> "http://libvirt.org/uri.html" page.
>   Okay I will do that within an hour :-)

The documentation for this should appear here shortly:


(If you only see the holding page, then please come back in up to half 
an hour).

The attached one-liner adds a xen:/// URI, intended as the normal method 
to connect to the Xen hypervisor on the local machine.  This is just a 
placeholder until I can get around to rewriting the Xen name parsing 
code in xen_unified.c.  This patch makes local (xen:///) and remote 
(xen://hostname/) Xen URI-style calls possible and hopefully doesn't 
prevent logical extensions to the Xen URI syntax from being added in future.

Also, I couldn't get file path URIs to work as they seem to be intended, 
but I haven't looked very closely yet:

   $ virsh -c ///var/lib/xend/xend-socket list
   libvir: error : no support for hypervisor
   virsh: error: failed to connect to the hypervisor


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