[libvirt] test driver for interface config

Hugh O. Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Tue Apr 14 14:42:47 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 08:42:06AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 12:37:51AM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> > On 04/10/2009 06:47 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > >On Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 02:21:20PM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
> > >  
> > >>So, in the interest of getting the most useful stuff into the code in 
> > >>the shortest time, here is a proposed schedule of what to do when. All 
> > >>of these things will be done before the entire task is considered 
> > >>complete, but some will be finished 2 releases from now rather than for 
> > >>the next release. Each of the steps will be committable in their own 
> > >>right, thus allowing maximum use before release:
> > >>
> > >>1) implement a live interface driver that is simply a passthrough to 
> > >>netcf, no parsing/formatting of XML, just a conduit. This will give us 
> > >>something that can demonstrate the new functionality and be useful.
> > >>    
> > >
> > >I'm afraid this isn't really going to fly. The libvirt public interface
> > >is defined by C library API/ABI, and the XML format. To provide the
> > >guarenteed stability & consistency of this interface across releases,
> > >we need to have the XML parser & formatting included in libvirt & used
> > >by all the driver impls. 
> > 
> > 
> > Yes. I completely agree. I'm just saying that can't be done by the end 
> > of next week (isn't that when the freeze for the next release will be?), 
> I don't see  any compelling reason why we absolutely must have 
> this ready for next release. I prefer to wait until the code is 
> more developed than rushing to meet an unneccessary artificial
> date. I know this is listed as a Fedora 12  feature, but there's
> many months yet before feature freeze for that release, so plenty
> of dev time yet.

David Lutterkort also doesn't feel netcf is ready to just drop into
RHEL 5.4 since it has had near 0 testing... and the network management
API isn't much good without netcf. So we need to keep pushing ahead to
get this ready for rhel 6 but I don't see a whole lot of point in
trying to rush it into 5.4.


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