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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Bootloader configuration

To: John Levon <levon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Bootloader configuration
From: Tim Deegan <Tim.Deegan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 09:45:06 +0000
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On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 04:47:03PM +0000, John Levon wrote:
> 4) The concept of "retrieve a file from this fs image" seems to be generically
>    useful outside of the Xen project context; forcing a Python API for this
>    functionality seems a lot less general than it should be.

Surely this is somewhere that Python can be very useful!  Support for
filesystem reading is available in C libraries, and munging a lot of C
interfaces together into a command-line tool is one of the things Python
does best.

In general I agree with your ideas; my own patches to XM and pygrub for
this were going along these lines, if not quite general enough.  In the
long term though, in-domU support is going to be the best way of doing
this, specially for virtual hosting and "packaged" VM images.


Tim Deegan                           (My opinions, not the University's)
Systems Research Group
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

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