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Re: [Libguestfs] virt-sysprep future



Hi Rich,

> What's the plan for virt-sysprep?
> 
> It's an interesting proof-of-concept.
> 
> People love it!
> 
> But it has several shortcomings.  As I said before, I think it should
> be spun off into a separate project, and possibly be rewritten
> (/bin/bash is a terrible language for writing complicated things).  It
> really needs to support at least some Windows guests to some degree.
> 
> Any thoughts on this?


Yes, I also think it should be spun off into a separate project, and be
rewritten. But I want you doing the splitting work if you have time, and
then I can try to rewrite it and do further works.

And I considered trying to use NBD though it. NBD has already used in qemu
named qemu-nbd, support all the virtual disk image, and the most important
thing is that it's much more faster than guestmount, because it doesn't need
to start a guest. But NBD client must be used under root, because it uses
/dev/nbdX, and need to install the kernel nbd module.

What do you think Rich?

Thanks,
Wanlong Gao

> 
> Rich.
> 



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