parted/LVM for ET [Re: [Libvir] Storage manager initial requirements and thoughts

Mark McLoughlin markmc at
Tue Mar 20 12:06:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 11:29 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 09:17:37AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> > Should libvirt's C API use/expose libparted structures directly?
> > (And how would this affect the remote case?)
> I'd say definitely not expose libpartd via libvirt APIs. I view libparted
> as an internal implementation detail. We're not seeking to turn libvirt
> into a general purpose parititioning tool, but rather just providing a
> minimal set of APIs for enumerating, creating and assigning virtual disks
> to machines. Such an API would be operating at a more abstract higher
> level than the libparted API, so exposing libparted would be a mistake in
> this respect.

	I still haven't gone off the notion of a virtual storage pool :-)


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