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Re: [Libvir] libvirtd - configuration file



On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 04:25:17PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 03:49:32PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > 
> > Libvirtd needs a configuration file.  It's very simple - just to store 
> > the services on which it's listening, and optionally to configure port 
> > numbers and paths.
> > 
> > Libvirt so far doesn't have a concept of a configuration file, except 
> > that obviously domain descriptions come out of XML files.
> > 
> > Do people on list have a preference for a style of configuration file? 
> > An alternative is to configure entirely via the command line.
> 
> We do actually have a simple text based config file parser we use for
> grokking the /etc/xen config files we could re-use. Technically the
> files in /etc/xen are pure python, but our config parser only allows
> plain strings, ints & lists so is safe to use. It can read and write
> configs, preserving formatting.

  +1

> > PS: Personally when administering a machine there is nothing worse than 
> > finding an XML configuration file ...

> Yeah, XML is fine for internal configs which a user doesn't need to touch,
> but for admin facing configs in /etc/ we definitely want plain text
> based format.

  +1 too :-)

Daniel

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