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Re: [Xen-devel] [libvirt] [PATCH V4 0/3] Parser for xen-xl config format

On 01/13/2015 08:53 AM, Jim Fehlig wrote:
> It's been a long, twisting road to V4 of the Xen xl parser.  V3 [1] was
> based on a flex-based parser that was copied from the Xen project and
> proved to be a bit challenging to integrate properly with autotools.
> But as it turns out, Xen provides an interface to the parser via libxlutil.
> I hadn't realized this interface was available for external consumption
> since the corresponding header file was never installed.  Patch sent to
> xen-devel [2] to install the header, but in the meantime need to declare
> gthe imported libxlutil functions as extern (see patch 1).
> V4 uses libxlutil, which has simplified the series quite a bit and
> eliminates the potential of the copied flex parser diverging from
> the canonical source in xen.git.
> [1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2014-December/msg00765.html
> [2] http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2015-01/msg00690.html

Yay - this series compiled on RHEL 5, with no extra efforts on my part.
 I'll review the individual patches as well, but we're already looking

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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