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Re: [libvirt] Adding VirtualBox support to libvirt

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 05:00:47PM +0100, Pritesh Kothari wrote:

> > I think it depends on exactly how you are doing it - best to just post the
> > patches and we can discuss whether it looks reasonable then. Why did you
> > dlopen() instead of just linking to it directly ?
> Basically my code depends on three libraries used in virtualbox namely: 
> VBoxXPCOMC.so, VBoxRT.so, VBoxXPCOM.so and if i link to them then these
> dependencies would trickle down to other programs as well, for example:
> virsh would need to be relinked, for that matter any program who depends on 
> libvirt with virtualbox support compiled in it would need to be relinked. so 
> currently i am trying to make as minimal change to any of the libvirt files 
> as possible and restrict my code to the following 6 files: vbox_driver.c/h 
> and vbox_conf.c/h. I am not sure if this approach is valid?

Perhaps you want to enable DRIVER_MODULES, which uses dlopen to open
individual drivers. That way you don't need to dlopen the vbox modules,
but libvirt apps don't need to know about them.


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