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Re: [Xen-devel] [ANNOUNCE] libxenlight

To: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [ANNOUNCE] libxenlight
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:51:12 +0200
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On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 02:04:09PM +0000, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am pleased to announce "libxenlight", a new small and lightweight C
> library that refactors existing code in a coherent and easy to use API
> to interface to the hypervisor and xenstore to perform operations such
> as domain creation and destruction, suspend/restore and pci passthrough.
> The goals of libxenlight are:
> - be easy to use and to extend
> - provide a simple and robust API for tool stacks to do xen operations
> - create a common codebase for the lower-level implementation of all the
>   various xen tool stacks
> At the moment libxenlight implements domain creation, destruction and
> list domains; next items on the roadmap are suspend, resume and pci
> passthrough.
> Libxenlight has been tested only on Linux but we would like to make it
> work on other systems as well.
> To aid development and testing we have created a small command line
> utility called "xl" that invokes the API.
> We believe there is significant value in having all the various tool
> stacks (xend, xapi, xenvm, libvirt etc) use a common lower-layer, and so
> hope developers will embrace this project, contribute to it, and move
> their favoured stack over to using it.


Does libxenlight currently work on both the traditional Xen and XCP?

I assume XCP is using the ocaml implementation of xenstore, so does that
make any difference? I guess the hypervisors are close enough at least.

-- Pasi

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