[libvirt] [Qemu-devel] Re: Supporting hypervisor specific APIs in libvirt

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Thu Mar 25 13:44:02 UTC 2010

On 03/25/2010 07:37 AM, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 03/25/2010 02:33 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>>> From my point of view, i wouldn't want to write a high level 
>>> management toolstack in C, specially
>>> since the API is well defined JSON which is easily available in all 
>>> high level language out there.
>> There's a whole world of C based management toolstacks (CIM).
> Gratefully I know very little about CIM, but isn't it language 
> independent?
> The prominent open source implementation, pegasus, is written in C++.

There is also SFCB which is written in C.

But an awful lot of the providers for pegasus are written in C.

The point is, C is a lowest common denominator and it's important to 
support in a proper way.


Anthony Liguori

> Or are you referring to specific management apps written in C?  If 
> they go through CIM, how can they talk qmp?

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