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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] VM-Tool: C-based Xen management tools

Anthony Liguori wrote:

We've implemented a set of basic management tools for Xen. The tools are written in C and are currently capable of creating and shutting down domains, connecting to a domain's console, enumerating domains, and attaching VBDs and VIFs to a domain.

Hey, Anthony,  thanks for getting this out!. I've started to take
a look at it - won't be able to test it for a bit since I'm running
on -testing for a while - I'll have feedback next week.

The tools are still very rough. This version is pretty much a proof-of-concept. It should not be used in a production environment. In fact, you shouldn't use them with any domains that are important to you. While I've never seen any data corruption caused by the tools there's just not been enough testing yet.

Can you tell us on what you tested, and which configurations, so far?

These tools are a product of about a weeks work. There are some missing features including save/restore, migration, and usb/pci virtualation. The reason is that we wanted to get the communities feedback before we went too far.

Are you going to be doing the USB and PCI stuff as well?
Will you need any help on that?

You can get a copy of the tools at the following URL. xen-unstable is required to use them (they rely on xcs). Feedback is greatly appreciated :-) Nothing is really set in stone.

So there will be no effort to backport, correct?


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