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Re: [Libvir] request for libvirt documentation improvement



Philippe Berthault wrote:
The documentation of libvirt doesn't indicate which functions are for Xen or QEMU or both. The only way to know that, is by searching in libvirt sources.

It would be interesting for libvirt users to add in the documentation, for each function, a mention such as "QEMU only", "Xen(TM) only", "QEMU and Xen(TM)", etc..

Thanks for looking into this.

Regards.


Libvirt 0.2.3 functions dedicated to QEMU only:
virConnectListDefinedNetworks
virConnectListNetworks
virConnectNumOfDefinedNetworks
virConnectNumOfNetworks

The above should work on Xen too ...

virNetworkCreate
virNetworkCreateXML
virNetworkDefineXML
virNetworkDestroy
virNetworkFree
virNetworkGetAutostart
virNetworkGetBridgeName
virNetworkGetName
virNetworkGetUUID
virNetworkGetUUIDString
virNetworkGetXMLDesc
virNetworkLookupByName
virNetworkLookupByUUID
virNetworkLookupByUUIDString
virNetworkSetAutostart
virNetworkUndefine

The network functions currently use the QEMU server. That's a strange historical artifact that should be removed (or perhaps has been by Dan's patches - I have yet to check them in detail).

Libvirt 0.2.3 functions dedicated to Xen(TM) only:
virConnectGetMaxVcpus
virConnectGetType
virDomainAttachDevice
virDomainCoreDump
virDomainDetachDevice
virDomainGetMaxMemory
virDomainGetSchedulerParameters
virDomainGetSchedulerType
virDomainPinVcpu
virDomainReboot
virDomainSetMaxMemory
virDomainSetMemory
virDomainSetSchedulerParameters
virDomainSetVcpus

A lot of these are Xen-specific features. Some may one day be supported by kvm when it gets proper, working SMP support. I notice they got an SMP guest to boot a couple of weeks ago. However virConnectGetType should work on QEMU.

Rich.

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