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

Anthony Liguori anthony at codemonkey.ws
Thu Mar 25 16:01:46 UTC 2010

On 03/25/2010 10:16 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 03:14:24PM +0000, Vincent Hanquez wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 03:07:20PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> I agree apps shouldn't use it for RPC, but admins using the interactive user
>>> monitor are just as deserving of stable commands&  args.
>> I think, once QMP is completely there, admins would be better using a qemu-cmd
>> that's just serialise it's command line arguments into a JSON command.
> Then, after a qemu-cmd is introduced, we should mark the user monitor deprecated
> along with a specific date/release its future for removal.

I'm not sure.  The human monitor has some features that are not 
appropriate for QMP.  For instance, the ability to deal with formula 
input and some commands meant to add debugging.

I guess you could do that in qemu-cmd but I don't see a compelling 
reason to.


Anthony Liguori

> Daniel

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