[libvirt] How can I tell if I'm using qemu-kvm or qemu-kvm-ev from libvirt Python binding?

Martin Kletzander mkletzan at redhat.com
Thu Oct 19 12:43:12 UTC 2017

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:43:44AM +0200, Pavel Hrdina wrote:
>On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:22:59AM +0200, Martin Kletzander wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:34:21AM +0300, Yaniv Kaul wrote:
>> > I'm trying to (optionally) use iothreads, which only exist on qemu-kvm-ev.
>> > I was hoping to see it in the domcapabilities, but I don't see it there.
>> > How do I know if it's supported or not?
>> >
>> Well, you can get the emulator binary from /domainCapabilities/path, but that's
>> not what you should be using for any support-related decisions.
>> I guess there is no easy way to do that, feel free to create a BZ that we add it
>> to domcapabilities (or just capabilities maybe) and assign it to me so that we
>> don't lose track of it.  I'll post a patch for it then, it will be trivial, the
>> only thing we need is design decision about how to name it and where to put it.
>I don't think that this is something we would like to have in upstream
>code.  The differentiation between qemu-kvm and qemu-kvm-ev is
>dowsntream thing.  In addition, there is no qemu-kvm in upstream, there
>is only QEMU.
>What we can add into capabilities is information whether the QEMU binary
>supports iothreads or not, but please, don't introduce anything that's
>downstream only.

That's what I meant by "feel free to create a BZ that we add it to
domcapabilities (or just capabilities maybe)", it was meant for the iothread
support.  I already have the patch for it, just need to add it to tests.
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