bhyve / libvmmapi usage

Tycho Nightingale tycho.nightingale at
Fri Jun 24 13:23:03 UTC 2016


libvmmapi exists to support bhyveload and bhyve.  It's as you say an internal library.  While there is obviously nothing to preclude it’s use by others, I wouldn’t consider it’s interfaces “public” nor “stable”.  Furthermore, though there has been some consideration taken not to recycle the kernel interface ioctls, I’d also classify those interfaces as “private” and “unstable”.


On Jun 24, 2016, at 9:09 AM, Roman Bogorodskiy <bogorodskiy at> wrote:

> Hi,
> A couple of questions on the libvmmapi lib:
> - Is that a "public" library intended for a wide audience or sort of an
>  internal lib to be used by bhyve(8) and friends? 
> - Somewhat continuation of the first question: any expectations on
>  libvmmapi API/ABI stability?
> Thanks,
> Roman Bogorodskiy

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