[libvirt] [PATCH 0/6] host ("node") device enumeration, take two

David Lively dlively at virtualiron.com
Tue Oct 21 17:45:47 UTC 2008

Ok, here's my substantially-reworked node device enumeration patch, this
time done with a proper understanding of the public-obj/Obj/Def
model :-) as last discussed here:

I've broken it into the following pieces:
  1-public-api			additions to the public API
  2-internal-api		additions to the internal API
  3-local-node-drivers		the HAL & DeviceKit implementations
  4-remote-node-driver		the remote driver
  5-virsh-support		virsh support
  6-python-bindings		python bindings

Big differences from the last submission:
  * public-obj/Obj/Def object model finally understood :-)
  * capabilities structure now struct-ified, handled like
    other Def bits
  * using newfangled array-based lists for NodeDeviceObj's
  * added flags args to various public APIs (as suggested by Dan V)
  * "bus" folded into capabilities (as discussed w/Dan B)
  * device "key" no longer exists - name is unique on node

Some pieces are still incomplete, but I thought it would be better to
post what I have since it's useful "as is".  Here's what I know of
that's left to do:
  * finish Python bindings (will get to Real Soon Now)
  * submit Java bindings (I have them, and have been using them)
  * implement virNodeDeviceCreate/Destroy (I have no plans for these)
  * subscribe to HAL events & update dev state from them (next for me?)
  * implement pci_bus/usb_bus capabilities (for PCI/USB controllers)
  * DeviceKit implementation is barely a proof of concept
    * need to resolve naming & other issues (see
    * ... and then fill in impl (no hurry; devkit immature now)


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