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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v6 03/13] oxenstored: add support for systemd active sockets

On 2 Jul 2014, at 20:09, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 02:08:23PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>> On Thu, 2014-06-12 at 18:18 -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>>> diff --git a/tools/ocaml/xenstored/systemd.ml 
>>> b/tools/ocaml/xenstored/systemd.ml
>>> new file mode 100644
>>> index 0000000..2aa39ea
>>> --- /dev/null
>>> +++ b/tools/ocaml/xenstored/systemd.ml
>> Ideally the systemd ocaml bindings would come from a suitable ocaml
>> library (opam or whatever). I suppose such a thing doesn't exist
>> already?
> Not that I was able to find but Ocaml folks can chime in.
>> Perhaps Dave or Anil etc could advise on the feasibility of publishing
>> these bindings as a separate project. In general I'd much rather we
>> added build dependencies for things like that than incorporate things
>> which are nothing to do with Xen etc into the tree (we've done too much
>> of that in the past…)

The bindings could easily be published separately and then shared amongst 
several projects. They’ll be needed eventually for xapi anyway, so they could 
live somewhere in the xapi-project on github.

I like the principle that we should prefer build dependencies to incorporating 
non-core things in-tree. I’d like to do some trimming— for example Mirage has a 
nice xenstore client library that works in both userspace and kernelspace that 
we could use instead of the one currently in the tree which is userspace-only. 
Some of the other mirage libraries (such as the branching key-value store, 
‘irmin’) ought to make the oxenstored implementation a lot smaller too.

> Can't this be done as a separate step?

Adding these non-core bindings would violate this nice principle. However, if 
it’s only a couple of functions within oxenstored and not a whole new library 
(that would doubtless get packaged and probably end up conflicting with our 
stand-alone version and confusing people)... I could live with it, if this 
feature is considered important.

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