[CFH] devel/libvirt, adding missing network piece

Sean Bruno seanbru at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Jan 11 23:03:22 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-01-11 at 14:00 -0800, Jason Helfman wrote:
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> Hello Everyone,
> I am the maintainer of devel/libvirt, which is a toolkit to interact with
> virtualization capabilities. Along with this, I maintain some other ports
> that depend on libvirt that are of a graphical nature.
> As it stands now, this port is incomplete in that the network layer of it is
> disabled.  Having the network piece missing is a major deficiency of the port.
> Libvirt is under very active development cycle, and there is at least one very
> active developer that uses FreeBSD.
> I had written this up sometime ago, now, and was hoping that someone here
> would have the ability to update the code:
> http://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2011-04-2011-06.html#libvirt-networking-port
> The advantages of getting a fully working libvirt port in FreeBSD would be
> very helpful insofar as monitoring and utilities for the virtualization community.
> If I had the coding experience, I would most definitely step up.
> I am also going to be reaching out to the development community for libvirt
> and virt-manager, to inquire if there are any plans on supporting BHyVe.
> Many thanks, and hope someone out there can help! :)
> - -jgh
> - --
> Jason Helfman         | FreeBSD Committer
> jgh at FreeBSD.org       | http://people.freebsd.org/~jgh

Funny you should mention this.  I am working on the bhyve implementation
in the cluster and was just discussing libvirt with some of my cohorts.

Let me review this status report and get back to you on it.  I'd like to
use your work to get bhyve into a useable state for bsdcan if possible.


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