[virt-tools-list] libosinfo - implemented.

Hugh O. Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Thu Jan 28 14:34:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:54:07PM -0500, Arjun Roy wrote:
> Hi all,
> Back in October I posted some thoughts on a library for dealing with OS metadata
> used by the various virt applications.
> As a refresher, here it is:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2009-October/msg00091.html
> After a few emails back and forth, I revised the proposed API to :
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2009-October/msg00162.html
> I have no implemented the API, mostly as described in the second email, and have
> it hosted at the following location:
> https://fedorahosted.org/libosinfo
> I feel that with a little integration work, this would be very useful for any of
> the virt management applications in use, and would like to hear any comments on
> the implementation.
> The implementation as is works on the test cases provided, and going forward
> would need the following things:
> 1. Generate the actual backing data that virt applications use in the appropriate
> format
> 2. Determine how best to integrate it with existing virt apps like virtinst
> The library right now is functionality complete in that all the methods advertised work,
> and there is a sample 'dummy' data file that the tests run against. However, the required
> plumbing work (actually installing the headers and *.so file to where it needs to go) has
> not been done yet, though that's easy to do when necessary.

Great news Arjun.

Dan I believe the need for this came up again last week in a
conversation about cpu flags...


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