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Re: [libvirt] anyone implementing host device enumeration?

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 09:44:47AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 03:18:57PM -0400, David Lively wrote:
> > Hi -
> > 
> >   I'm about to start working on host device enumeration, along the
> > (HAL-ish) lines of what was discussed back in April:
> >   https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2008-April/msg00005.html
> > 
> >   I know the xml details haven't been fully fleshed out, but there seems
> > to be agreement that it will be a fairly direct mapping from (a subset
> > of the) HAL info to the details that we need in the xml.  Doubtless it
> > will take a while to figure out exactly what subset suffices (and, for
> > that matter, if everything needed is available via HAL ...), but I think
> > the work is well-defined for some of the obvious details (discussed in
> > the above thread) on which there's broad agreement.
> > 
> >   Is anyone working on such an implementation?
> No one that I'm aware of - so go for it. FYI, one complication has come
> up since my initial proposal. HAL is going away, to be replaced by
> DeviceKit :-( That said they will co-exist and HAL will be around for
> a while and they will both expose very similar properties for devices
> so it shouldn't too much trouble. I think we just need to be conservative
> when deciding how many of the HAL properties we need to add in libvirt.
> I'd go for a pretty minimal set at first.

  And HAL based detection might work on more platforms at least
  initially like OpenSolaris,


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