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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Power Hypervisor support

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 04:01:47PM -0300, Eduardo Otubo wrote:
> Hello everyone, 
> This should be the official patch for the libvrt-0.7.0 release. Here
> I'll comment all the features already implemented and the roadmap we
> have ahead:
> Features supported:
> * Connects to HMC/VIOS or IVM systems.
> * Life cycle commands (resume and shutdown).
> * dumpxml 
> * 'list' and 'list --all'
> What is being implemented:
> * better and centralized control for UUID
> * definexml
> * CPU management commands

  Okidoc, I have pushed them to git, congrats !

> Any comment are always welcome.
> +static char *
> +phypExec(SSH_SESSION * session, char *cmd, int *exit_status,
> +         virConnectPtr conn)
> +    char *lpar_name =
> +        phypExec(ssh_session, cmd, (int *) exit_status, conn);

  obviously those (int *) exit_status had to be changed to &exit_status
I cleaned this up before the commit :-)

  I also had to clean a few things because the merge conflicted with the
ESX one from yesterday but nothing important.

  However I have a serioud beef with the choice of libssh. That had been
examined when this was started but I still think the issue should be

   - ESX driver now depend on libcurl which depends on the concurrent
     library libssh2
   - libssh seems in its infancy, right now the version in Fedora
     development is 0.2, upstream is 0.3.1 radical change of naming
   - the phyp driver fails to build against 0.2 version, as they changed
     API signatures :-( , it compile agaisnt 0.3.1 but it's not
     generally available.
   - the -devel rpm doesn't even export a .pc file to easilly test
     against a given version in configure
   - rebuilding the src.rpm from upstream results in a shared lib being
     installed in libssh3, and the header files being in libssh-devel,
     when one consider there is also libssh2 needed for the build this
     is getting very very confusing
   - I have a very hard time promoting the use of a library which does
     things like
     typedef struct string_struct STRING;
     typedef struct buffer_struct BUFFER;
     typedef uint32_t u32;
     typedef uint16_t u16;
     steeping onto the global naming space and being garanteed to be a
     pain in the long run (or completely break its published API to fix

  So right now I had to disable compilation of phys in the rpm because
of those issues especially the API breakage leading to compilation
failure if the wrong libssh-devel version was installed and the
impossibility to test this easilly in the configure.in

  I somehow remember you might be okay to switch to libssh2 if really
needed, and considering the uglyness of libssh current state I guess
the option should be at least seriously considered.

  Anyway, this should not completely ruin this happy day, it's in,
and issues will be fixed incrementally :-)


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