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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH V4 19/24] xl: introduce and use "xl-json" format

On Wed, May 07, 2014 at 12:16:11PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Wei Liu writes ("Re: [PATCH V4 19/24] xl: introduce and use "xl-json" 
> format"):
> > On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 03:26:42PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > > I don't necessarily object to this but we should we wary of adding new
> > > things to support just because they appear to be easy to do as a side
> > > effect of some other work, there is a maintenance burden associated with
> > > adding this feature, which might potentially be substantial in the long
> > > run.
> > > 
> > > Do we think there is much call for this feature?
> I think this is an essential feature.  The official interface to libxl
> is the IDL, and the xl config file format is a very indirect (but more
> convenient for humans) way of specifying that.  We should certainly
> provide a way to use xl with a programmatically-generated config file.
> > IanJ seemed to fond of this so I added it here. But we can wait, I
> > think. Next version will be much shorter without this. :-)
> OTOH it might profitably be in a separate patch.

Let's do it in later patch then. This change alone is complex enough.


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