[Libvir] [RFC] Life-cycle Management of the domain take2

Saori Fukuta fukuta.saori at jp.fujitsu.com
Tue May 22 02:05:16 UTC 2007

Hi Dan,

On Tue, 22 May 2007 00:36:31 +0100 "Daniel P. Berrange" wrote:
> > I think that would be a waste because we would miss an opportunity to get 
> > new customers. I personally want to support the guest was created by non-libvirt
> > app too.
> That is almost correct. We do support management of guests that were created 
> by non-libvirt based applictions - if the config options they used are capable
> of being expressed in terms of libvirt XML.
> Now there are certainly a number of Xen configuration options that we don't
> currently support in libvirt. We've perhaps got the 75% common case that 
> people use. I don't think we'll ever get 100% because there are some things
> that are really very Xen specific, but that shouldn't stop us aiming to 
> improve our coverage. There's plenty of scope for more work to let us deal
> with 95%+ of the Xen config options. IMHO, not hitting the remaining few %
> is a worthwhile tradeoff given the huge benefits of having a config representation
> which isn't tied to Xen, particularly if that remaining 5% is the type of
> niche edge case config rarely used.

Thank you for replying and I understand you. 
We will try to suggest about libvirt XML by other new thread like USB.

> As always, I'd welcome suggestions & patches for representing more of the Xen
> config options in the generic XML format. The obvious big outstanding areas
> we've currently got are, USB (we've already agreed on format, now just need
> to implement it),  serial/parallel devices (cf other thread suggesting a way
> to represent it),  sound devices (no suggestions yet, but several end-user
> feature requests).

Okay. Thanks so much !


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