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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2] vepa: parsing for 802.1Qb{g|h} XML



* Daniel Veillard (veillard redhat com) wrote:
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 09:47:17AM -0700, Chris Wright wrote:
> > * Gerhard Stenzel (gstenzel linux vnet ibm com) wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2010-05-12 at 12:13 -0400, Stefan Berger wrote:
> > > > I'd suggest to use this patch as a base for triggering the setup
> > > > protocol with the 802.1Qb{g|h} switch.
> > > 
> > > Here is a RFC patch, which demonstrates how libvirt could communicate
> > > with lldpad via the lldptool for the 802.1Qbg case. Please note, that
> > > there is currently no public available version of lldptool which accepts
> > > this command line. This is also work in progress. 
> > 
> > Can this be made a library instead of an exec() based cmdline interface?
> 
>   Hum, actually from a libvirt deployment POV, depending on an unstable
> library is way worse than depending on a command line interface. I.e.
> the library would make sense only if we had some serious garantee of
> stabilities, API/ABI garantees, etc ... In the absence of someone firmly
> commiting to this, a CLI is less dangerous. So at least in a first
> step an exec() based interface sounds the right approach to me.

Fair enough (you're in way better position to see the implications).  I
know other bits had moved to library interfaces, so thought I'd make the
suggestion.  Main thing that is worth pointing out is this is moving
away from a single netlink based message interface, and towards a
messaging interface per type (VNLink, Qbg...)

thanks,
-chris


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