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Re: [Libvir] [PATCH 1/2] Add internal API for managing capabilities data

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:52:32PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 09:39:49AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, this all looks good.
> > 
> > Another advantage of doing this is that we can be sure that the
> > capabilities XML generated by each driver will have the same schema.
> Yes indeed - this is a very good benefit, particularly as we extend the
> capabilities with more data like NUMA / migration / etc.  At some point
> I think it'd be interesting to do a similar refactoring for domains. So
> we could have an internal virDomainDefPtr to store the definitions and
> a generic XML formatter / XML parser shared by all drivers.

  Yes I think that has been on the back of everybody's mind since
the beginning, but we were not confident enough in the set of properties
doing it internally would be good, then at some point we may even expose
it in the API, but there is no hurry.
  On the other hand cleaning up the domain code mess (incredible how simple
things become complex as the code is extended) with new internal structures
and APIs in the same way would be a really great thing. But that should
probably wait a little bit I feel we are too close to the next release for


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