[libvirt] RFC: spec file cleanup ideas

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Fri Apr 15 11:51:28 UTC 2016

On 04/15/2016 07:40 AM, Roman Bogorodskiy wrote:
>   Cole Robinson wrote:
>> Thanks for the comments
>> On 04/15/2016 06:14 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>>> * Drop with_* conditionals that are only used by old Fedora or RHEL5. I didn't
>>>> audit all of them but the obvious ones are straight forward like:
>>>> with_systemd_macros, with_polkit, with_capng, with_netcf, with_yajl,
>>>> with_capng, with_avahi, with_hal/all HAL support
>>> For that matter I think we can drop HAL *code* entirely since it was
>>> EOL after RHEL5, replaced by the udev driver.
>> Maybe BSD still uses it? CCing Roman
>> Also Maxim fixed a WITH_HAL build issue in November, not sure if they are
>> using it. CCed
> HAL nodedev driver builds fine on FreeBSD and basic stuff like
> nodedev-list or nodedev-dumpxml works, but that's the only things that I
> test for nodedev.
> Also, I don't actually know what are the usage scenarios for the nodedev
> APIs, I assume the main function is to use it to manage devices
> passthrough to guests. For that case I doubt that important things like
> device detaching work on FreeBSD, but probably I'm wrong because I didn't
> look closer at this. Also, I didn't test PCI passthrough on FreeBSD at
> all. 
> Anyway, once somebody gets to implement passthrough related things for
> libvirt on FreeBSD, probably it'd be good to base these things on the
> existing HAL driver.

virt-manager uses the nodedev APIs to enumerate PCI (passthrough), USB
(passthrough), physical network devices (macvtap, network and interface
creation), and scsi devices (storage pool creation).

- Cole

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