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Re: [libvirt] Interface driver and ESX support



No, as I said before you should wait until you can use the unpublished
binding of HostCpuIdInfo as an example. This also includes the code to
handle ArrayOf* types. I'm currently cleaning up this patches (didn't
have time on thursday for that) and will post them today, just wait
for this patches, because they will help you.

Matthias

2009/9/13 Shahar Klein <shaharklein yahoo com>:
> I've defined (among others):
> int esxVI_PhysicalNic_CastListFromAnyType(virConnectPtr conn, esxVI_AnyType
> *anyType, esxVI_PhysicalNic **pNicList);
> but runing it returns somthing like:
> Expecting type 'PhysicalNic' but found 'ArrayOfPhysicalNic'
> Does it mean I should also implement:
> esxVI_ArrayOfPhysicalNic_CastListFromAnyType()
> and all the funcs/type definition coming with it?
> thanks
> Shahar
> ________________________________
> From: Matthias Bolte <matthias bolte googlemail com>
> To: Shahar Klein <shaharklein yahoo com>
> Cc: libvir-list redhat com
> Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:24:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [libvirt] Interface driver and ESX support
>
> 2009/9/10 Shahar Klein <shaharklein yahoo com>:
>> I'm not sure what you mean about mapping
>> lets take the pnics as a study case for me
>> do I need to define a structure similar to this:
>>
>> http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk400pubs/ReferenceGuide/vim.host.PhysicalNic.html
>> and also take care for it's allocation?
>>
>
> Yes, you need to implement the mapping (a better word may be
> 'binding') of this VI API type to a C type, that also includes to care
> about its allocation. You'll need to implement at least this set of
> function in esx_vi_types.[ch]:
>
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_Alloc()
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_Free()
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_CastFromAnyType()
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_CastListFromAnyType()
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_Deserialize()
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_DeserializeList()
>
> You could use the binding for the HostCpuIdInfo type, but
> unfortunately I haven't published the code for it yet. This code also
> includes some essential helper functions for
> esxVI_PhysicalNic_CastListFromAnyType().
>
> Beside the PhysicalNic type, you may also have to bind the types of
> its members like PhysicalNicLinkInfo, PhysicalNicSpec and
> HostIpConfig, if you need or care about the information provided by
> them.
>
> The binding for HostCpuIdInfo is part of a larger set of patches that
> add some new features to ESX driver, but the patches needs some
> cleanup first. I may have some time later this evening to clean them
> up and post them.
>
> PS: You should refer to version 2.5 of the VI API [1] and not 4.0,
> because the complete VI API mapping is currently based on version 2.5.
> At some point I'll have to properly distinguish between version 2.5
> and 4.0, but currently I would like to stick to version 2.5 only.
>
> [1]
> http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vc-sdk/visdk25pubs/ReferenceGuide/
>
> Matthias
>
>


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