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Re: [Xen-devel] Support for xm create -F (sxp configuration files)

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On Mon, 2013-09-16 at 09:49 -0700, Matt Wilson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:50:49AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > create ! 
> > title it xl lacks support for xm create -F (sxp config file syntax)
> > 
> > On Mon, 2013-09-02 at 13:32 -0700, Matt Wilson wrote:
> > > 
> > > Live migration between a system running xend to a system that doesn't
> > > support xend would be a nice-to-have. That probably means some support
> > > for SXP parsing either in libxl or in some compatibility tool. 
> > 
> > Matt mentioned elsewhere that they use "xm create -F" which takes a
> > configuration file in the xend sxp format (I had no idea this option
> > existed).
> > 
> > I don't think we really want to be adding SXP code to xm but perhaps we
> > can produce a conversion tool?
> Indeed, also mentioned elsewhere it's probably not in the best
> interest of the project to go adding SXP support when we already have
> more well adopted options like json.
> > Matt, can you provide some examples of the actual SXP you care about, we
> > obviously don't want to be worrying about the bits which aren't actually
> > used.
> Honestly I think it'd be less total work to avoid SXP altogether.
> There are some other differences that need to be carefully considered,
> and shifting config file formats is a forcing function for looking
> closely for those differences.

I suppose I should close this bug.

If anyone else has a requirement for this stuff now would be a good time
to say so.

I'll also add it to http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/XL#Anti-Features.


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