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Re: [Libguestfs] Standalone guestfs



>>> Hope that gives you some ideas.  If you have a specific use scenario
>>> you are interested in, then please let us know.
>>
>> I was thinking of running some operations on the root filesystem
>> by kexec-rebooting into an appliance to get exclusive access.
>
> I promise to look at this in more detail when I'm back at work next
> week, but a quick question: where would the 'client' end of the
> connection (ie. libguestfs) be running in this scenario?

In kexec, everything would be local (LIBGUESTFS_BACKEND=direct or unix:).
If blocks is reworked to integrate with guestfs, there might be several
options depending if python is client-side or daemon side, but it doesn't
make much difference for the kexec case.

>> I would like to do something like that for my blocks tool
>> (which does conversions to LVM and bcache).
>>
>> https://github.com/g2p/blocks#readme


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