[libvirt] Add <console> support

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Dec 5 13:35:52 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 02:40:03PM +0100, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> Hi,
> This patch series adds support for setting <console> nodes as has been
> discussed in the "[PATCH libvirt-glib 02/15] Add objects for dealing with
> <console> devices" thread.
> It introduces a GVirConfigDomainChardev which derives from
> GVirConfigDomainDevice. The actual classes to create <console>, <serial>,
> <parallel> nodes will inherit from this parent class.
> Then we have GVirConfigDomainChardevSource which derives from
> GVirConfigObject (with a dummy root node name) and from which derives
> GVirConfigDomainChardevSourcePty.
> A GVirConfigDomainChardevSourcePty is associated to a
> GVirConfigDomainConsole object through GVirConfigDomainChardev::add_source.
> Maybe it should be ::set_source, I'm unsure... The code from ::add_source
> directly messes with the xml nodes so a careful review won't hurt :)
> At this point I consider this to be at least 50% RFC so we can still
> redesign the whole thing.

I think it looks ok to me, if we use 'set_source' as you suggest, since
there is only one which can be associated at a time.

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