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

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 11:19, Mark Williamson wrote:

> Thinking about it, we could keep the device identification logic in 
> userspace, 
> which would be cleaner.  The tools could then just tell the backend to claim 
> the device on a given port.  There'd be a few driver tweaks required to make 
> it all work together but this may well be a cleaner approach.

Yes, this is how I also envisioned it would work.  I think the approach
has many advantages in general.

> Yes, I thought so to.  A general admin GUI is on our todo list locally but 
> AFAIK nobody is working on it right now.  Every so often I poke the XenSV web 
> interface to make sure it's still working.

I'm trying to build a library around vm-tools so that doing something
like writing a GUI would be quite trivial.  At some point, I may try to
throw together a GUI but I figured that one of the distros would
probably beat me to it :-)


Anthony Liguori
Linux Technology Center (LTC) - IBM Austin
E-mail: aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx
Phone: (512) 838-1208

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