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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] XML-RPC: Cope with large integers on x86-64 systems

Keir Fraser wrote:

On 28 Mar 2006, at 03:29, Anthony Liguori wrote:

Attached patch fixes a problem in marshaling large integers. It seems to only occur on systems with very large memory. However, on those systems, it's a show-stopper. I see this as a temporary solution until we can sanitize the XML-RPC functions and get rid of all the S-Expression stuff.

I thought the main reason to push the XML-RPC stuff before 3.0.2 was to give a measure of stability to that interface, and provide a more supportable interface for vendors to lock onto? That reasoning doesn't really hold if the core of the interface needs more refactoring and cleaning up post 3.0.2.

The approach for the XML-RPC work was to first get XML-RPC support into the tree and then build a standard interface. Building a standard interface requires refactoring (which will be simplification) to get rid of things like S-Expression configs. To get rid of that, we have to get rid of the S-Expression/HTTP layer.

This whole reasoning is outlined on the wiki page.



Anthony Liguori

 -- Keir

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