[Libvir] [PATCH][RFC] libvirt ldoms support

Eunice Moon Eunice.Moon at Sun.COM
Fri Apr 11 22:39:36 UTC 2008

Hi Daniel,

I've added some notes (lines starting with **) to the LDoms XML
examples to show some semantics for the current XML tags/formats.

Please see the attached files and let me know if you have any


Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 04:10:02PM -0500, Eunice Moon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As John mentioned, the LDoms Manager (ldm) XML interface has been
>> used by a different set of software such as SNMP MIB, BUI, and other
>> tools/applications (before the libvirt), so we can't really change
>> the ldm XML formats.
>   I understood the existing format comes from other legacy uses,
> no problem for me, looking at the second XML example made that clear :-)
>> But, I will look into the way (conversion between the LDoms XML
>> and libvirt XML formats) to make it compatible with the official
>> libvirt.
>   I can give an hand, it's probably also a good opportunity to refactor
> a lot of the XML handling code coming from the patch since we will have
> to change the way things are done. The hardest for me is understand the
> semantic of the current document, we need this anyway to find how to best
> map things onto the libvirt XML format (and back). Then for the revamp of
> the conversion code i can probably do part of it, and probably faster than
> you considering expertise on libxml2 ;-)
>   But I really need a good description of the current XML format,
> Daniel

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