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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH/RFC]: hostdev passthrough support

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:56:18AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 09:26:57AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> >   I also think we need to clarify the naming conventions, are numbers
> > provided decimal, if yes then is an 0x hexadecimal version allowed too.
> > I also see how a more high level description might be useful, 
> > 
> >   <hostdev type='usb'>
> >     <source vendor='Sennheiser'/>
> >   </hostdev>
> > 
> > or 
> > 
> >   <hostdev type='usb'>
> >     <source product='headset'/>
> >   </hostdev>
> We should stick to ID numbers in the domain XML - allowing decimal
> or hex is nice. 
> For descriptive names 'Sennheiser' or 'headset', we should only
> provide that info in the device enumeration APIs

  Well, I was thinking of this as a way to keep the XML file static 
over a range of potential hardware, potentially allowing some kind
of migration in spite of a dependancy to a local hardware device.
But that's probably not very realistic, and if turn out possible sometimes
then that can be added later.

> http://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2008-April/msg00005.html
> Management tools / admins can use this to map to the ID number
> from a human readable name if relevant.

  Okay, that solves the problem at creation time, i remember this being
discussed no problem.


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