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[Xen-tools] Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][RFC] xenstat framework and vm-top

To: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-tools] Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][RFC] xenstat framework and vm-top
From: Daniel Stekloff <dsteklof@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:57:24 -0700
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On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 18:35 -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> What would be really nice is if we could do the following:
> 1) fold libxenstat into vm-top (why have a library if there's only one 
> consumer--otherwise, we have to maintain another API for 3.0)

First of all, I agree that we don't want to support yet another API. 

I'd like to point out, however, that applications being built to manage
xen systems in a clustered environment - whether through CIM, XML-RPC,
or what have you - will need an API to query this information rather
than invoking commands like xentop/vm-top or xm. 

Is xenstore the solution? Is there an API above xenstore that's planned?
How will those applications efficiently gather the necessary

Just curious...

> 2) rename vm-top to xentop
> 3) install xentop to /usr/lib/xen/xentop
> 4) add xm top that invokes /usr/lib/xen/xentop
> Regards,
> Anthony Liguori

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