[libvirt] [Qemu-devel] Re: [PATCH] Introduce a -libvirt-caps flag as a stop-gap

Chris Wright chrisw at redhat.com
Tue Jul 27 17:41:57 UTC 2010

* Anthony Liguori (anthony at codemonkey.ws) wrote:
> Here are the possible things we can do:
> 1) merge -libvirt-caps as an intermediate solution, stop caring
> about -help changes, when full caps are introduced, stop updating
> -libvirt-caps
> 2) don't merge -libvirt-caps, stop caring about -help changes, put
> everything on getting full caps merged by 0.14
> 3) don't merge -libvirt-caps, care about making -help changes, use
> -help as the caps mechanism until full caps get merged

3.5) same as 3) + add test case to qemu to test that -help parser from
libvirt isn't busted.

> We can't do (3).  I'm going to revert the -help changes for 0.13 so
> that old versions of libvirt work but not for master.

I suspect that if the breakage is seen, it'd be easy to fix.  Adding new
help items won't be the problem, just the subtle changes to the existing
output.  Suck?  Yes.  Workable until full caps?  Think so.


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