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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC] QEMU Dbus support - a proposal management API

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC] QEMU Dbus support - a proposal management API
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:44:41 +0000
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On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 09:16:43AM +0200, Yuval Kashtan wrote:
> - This is very useful when you want to manage and control QEMU, for instance
> developing a GUI to attach and detach usb devices or controlling more than
> one instance of QEMU from a single management point, receiving parameters
> externally and more.

This capability is already possible using the monitor API. I've implemented
it in libvirt, and in virt-manager and can easily hotplug/remove USB devices.
So DBus is not required to do this and does not really make it any easier
to use. DBus is very verbose to use from languages like C, so switching from
the monitor to DBus API would not really help simplify my existing code. On
the other hand, having a library providing a simple client side C API to 
send & receive monitor commands, would be beneficial

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