[vbox-dev] API Bugs
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Tue Jun 9 10:05:03 UTC 2015
On 08/06/15 20:33, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
>> I believe there's a few API bugs (via the web service interface) which
>> have existed for a while, which I could probably demonstate by writing
>> some test code in Perl.
> Hmmm... the Perl interface to the web service API is extremely limited,
> because the ZSI module doesn't handle a good portion of the SOAP
> specification, which makes a lot of the API calls unreachable.
Actually for me it seems to work quite well, although I do have to make
some modifications to vboxService.pm and create the serializers. The
only limitations I've really noticed is that passing arrays as a
parameter seems impossible but isn't used all that much and I can
generally work around it.
> The stub
> generator wastes many minutes of CPU time during the build, and its
> output isn't terribly useful.
Yes, it isn't very useful verbatim, but I'm not hugely worried as I can
generate it from the WSDL file but as you say, it's slow.
>> Is that something worth doing?
> Depends... if it's showing the limitation of the ZSI stuff we can't do
> much. If it shows a genuine case where the API behaves incorrectly we
> absolutely want to know. Throw an example in our direction and we'll see.
I believe they are genuine cases but I didn't want to create example
code if there wasn't any interest. I also don't wish to waste your time
either so I'm happy to try and prove these as best I can rather than
wasting your time.
For example with VB 5.0.0 RC1
Adding a SAS controller to a guest and immediately reading it's type
returns "USB" where I would expect it to return "LsiLogicSas".
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