On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 02:40:07PM +0200, Dor Laor wrote: > Using QMP is an advantage, I agree. > However it can be used by another option - move the QMP schema out > of qemu.git so all projects like libvirt, agents, vdsm, etc will be > able to consume it directly. > > This way, adding a new (agent) command will immediately propagate to > all of the stack instead of each component to implement it > differently (while it would still be possible). > That's what libguestfs scheme do today.
I think Dor CC'd me on this because we use aggressive code generation in libguestfs to simplify creating new APIs. For an example see: http://fedorapeople.org/gitweb?p=rjones/public_git/libguestfs.git;a=commitdiff;h=cbd1c45d95c530c8d94103dcc2c521bf5501ef59 The patch is in three parts: (1) C code to implement the new API. Constructing the command line, parsing the output. (2) Metadata in the generator to describe the new API (parameters, return, documentation, etc.) ==> From this part *everything* is generated <== - C header file - bindings in 8+ programming languages - documentation - RPC used over internal virtio-serial connection (3) A test. Intelligently generating code like this has been an enormous win. Here are two slightly more complicated examples demonstrating the same thing: http://fedorapeople.org/gitweb?p=rjones/public_git/libguestfs.git;a=commitdiff;h=c4bd6bba8d88ecf1ebf4a9c2c80a407d9971aaf7 http://fedorapeople.org/gitweb?p=rjones/public_git/libguestfs.git;a=commitdiff;h=c11a92751e003b3d4bc3584b598afc9bd9d9e703 Rich. -- Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones Read my programming blog: http://rwmj.wordpress.com Fedora now supports 80 OCaml packages (the OPEN alternative to F#) http://cocan.org/getting_started_with_ocaml_on_red_hat_and_fedora _______________________________________________ vdsm-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/vdsm-devel