[libvirt] [RFC] Unify KVM kernel-space and user-space code into a single project

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Fri Apr 9 14:31:37 UTC 2010

>> * not everything is exposed via libvirt:
>> virsh can retrieve vncdisplay
>> but libvirt (or at least the python bindings) does not. How come?
>> This happens to be one thing I need for writing a libvirt backend for my
>> virtual desktop software.
> The 'virsh vncdisplay' command is simply fetching the XML doc for the
> guest and then extracting the VNC port using a xpath expression
>    /domain/devices/graphics[@type='vnc']/@port
> So for python you'd want to just get an XML handling module and do similar.
Yes, I saw that in the virsh code.
Shouldn't this be part of the libvirt api proper??
Isn't it supposed to shield us from dealing with files and XML?


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