[Libvir] [RFC]OpenVZ XML def

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue May 22 08:25:55 UTC 2007

Shuveb Hussain wrote:
>> There is the same problem with the Xen libraries.  Dan had to rewrite a
>> lot of code concerning access to the hypervisor.
> No matter how different I think, the end result looks just like the
> OpenVZ library code :-P
> So, I'm trying to write code that looks different, but does the same
> thing. The OpenVZ utilities are however, scripting friendly. Their
> text output is consistent. How about writing a daemon for OpenVZ that
> "talks" to the OpenVZ utilities, rather than trying to re-write the
> utilities? Would this be a bad idea?

It sounds like a very good idea.  There can also be no question of 
infringement if done this way.

> The actual libvirt can then
> connect to this daemon to get the real stuff done. This is what I did
> in my EasyVZ GUI tool for OpenVZ.

Why is the daemon needed though?  The libvirt calls can just launch the 
OpenVZ command line tools as necessary.  We got into daemons with QEMU, 
and it's nothing but trouble.


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