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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/12] Replace Xen xl parsing/formatting impl

On Fri, 2015-01-09 at 22:03 -0700, Jim Fehlig wrote:
> The first attempt to implement support for parsing/formatting Xen's
> xl disk config format copied Xen's flex-based parser into libvirt, which
> has proved to be challenging in the context of autotools.  But as it turns
> out, Xen provides an interface to the parser via libxlutil.
> This series reverts the first attempt, along with subsequent attempts to
> fix it, and replaces it with an implementation based on libxlutil.  The
> first nine patches revert the original implementation and subsequent fixes.
> Patch 10 provides an implemenation based on libxlutil.  Patches 11 and
> 12 are basically unchanged from patches 3 and 4 in the first attempt.
> One upshot of using libxlutil instead of copying the flex source is
> removing the potential for source divergence.

Thanks for doing this, looks good to me, FWIW.

Is the presence/absence of xen-xl support exposed via virsh anywhere? If
so then I can arrange for my Xen osstest patches for libvirt testing to
use xen-xl when available but still fallback to xen-xm. I've had a look
in "virsh capabilities" and "virsh help domxml-from-native" but not
seeing xen-xm, so assuming xen-xl won't magically appear in any of those
places either.

(TBH, this may become moot since I suspect your patches will be well
established by the time my osstest patches hit osstest...)


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