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Re: [libvirt] [Xen-devel] Re: [RFC] libxenlight driver



On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 17:01 +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jan 2011, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > Ok, so basically the mgmt app that is using the libxenlight API
> > is taking the place of XenD. Thus in the new scheme libvirtd
> > would have to handle those kind of events.
> 
> Right.
> Libxenlight provides all the functions needed to do that and you can
> find a reference implementation in xl (tools/libxl/xl_cmdimpl.c).
> 
> 
> > This is fine because
> > we already do that kind of thing with our other HV drivers for
> > QEMU/KVM, UserModeLinux and LXC.
> 
> Good to hear.

+1

> > On a related note, where does  XenAPI fit into this picture ?
> > Previously XenD would provide (at least some of) the XenAPI
> > functionality in the open source stack, while I understand
> > that the XenEnterprise had a separate impl of XenAPI. It
> > sounds like XenAPI is likely only relevant for XenEnterprise
> > connectivity in the future.
>  
> Nowadays XAPI (the XenServer toolstack) is Open Source and provides a
> full feature implementation of the API. I think that users that need
> XenAPI functionalities are probably best served by using XAPI rather
> than XenD.

Yes agreed, in my personal opinion, XenAPI in xend (and perhaps xend
itself) has a perilous future.

Gianni


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