[libvirt] [Qemu-devel] Re: Libvirt debug API

Avi Kivity avi at redhat.com
Mon Apr 26 14:34:22 UTC 2010

On 04/26/2010 05:25 PM, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> Right, and you are probably one of the users this work targets.  But in
> general, for those not very familiar with virtualization/qemu, we want
> to steer them far clear of this API.  That goes doubly true for application
> developers; we want them to be able to use a stable, long-term API and
> not have to worry about the nitty-gritty details of the monitor.  It's that
> latter group that we want to make sure doesn't use this API.

With qmp, we have a stable long term API, and the nitty-gritty details 
are easily hidden behind a stock json parser (unfortunately some rpc 
details remain).  The command line is baroque, but the libvirt xml isn't 
so pretty either.

The problem is a user that starts with libvirt and outgrows its 
featureset.  Do we want them to fall back to qmp?

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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