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Re: [Libvir] [PATCH][RFC] libvirt ldoms support



On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 01:46:58PM -0500, Eunice Moon wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> 
> Yes, thanks for the feedback and we are agreeing on the
> code changes to be done.  I also agree that there is a big issue
> regarding different XML formats.
> 
> I don't think the first option (to change the LDoms Manager XML
> format to be based on the libvirt XML format) is a feasible one
> since LDoms has been released public and some tools/applications
> are already based on the LDom Manager's XML interfaces.
> 
> So, it seems like we need to go for the second option (to provide
> a conversion layer between the LDoms Manager and libvirt XML
> formats) that would require some research and scoping.

If the LDoms code is to be merged into libvirt, IMHO, it has to
be 100% compliant with the defined libvirt XML format. Any conversion
from the existing non-standard format will have to be done by the
LDoms tools before calling into libvirt APIs, or be a add-on patch
that Sun adds to their Solaris build of libvirt for back-compat.

This kind of issue is precisely why code should be submitted to
upstream projects immediately during the initial development and
not developed in a private fork without discussion.

Dan
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