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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] libxl, Introduce the command line handler fo

On Thu, 2010-08-05 at 17:45 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2010, Gianni Tedesco (3P) wrote:
> > Yes but this is the problem exactly. The output of this does not
> > correlate to which set of command-line options are supported.
> > 
> > We cannot predict the future as to precisely what form any merge to qemu
> > upstream will take. Our only reliable choice is to add something new and
> > deliberately non-standardized to existing qemu-xen fork and detect that.
> > 
> That and also hope that if in the future qemu changes command line
> options it will bump version number.

Indeed, but this is apparently also a problem for libvirt which qemu
maintainers care deeply about so I think there will be a solution for
that more along the lines of capability querying returning JSON data
objects but that is just speculation at this point AFAIK.

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