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Re: [libvirt] [FeatureRequest/RFC] non-volitile domain defines



On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 12:43:25PM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange schreef:
> >On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 11:54:11AM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> >>DP: Would a patch be accepted that makes this configurable for *all*
> >>implementations? So that by after configuration a file is saved, and is
> >>queried after the platform specific implementation doesn't list the 
> >>domain as defined?
> >>
> >>List Defined domains:
> >> - Query current implementation
> >> - If defined merge all non available domains.
> >>
> >>In principle what I want to see is that if a domain is not defined in 
> >>the specific hypervisor, the domain file can be queried. I know I can 
> >>implement this behavior in my own code, but I really thing this would be 
> >>a cool thing for more people.
> >
> >This doesn't make any sense. We have APIs for listing & defining inactive 
> >domains. The individual drivers implement these APIs according to the
> >required API contract, and the underlying impl is not something which any
> >application using libvirt need know or care about. If your application is
> >relying on the inactive domains being stored in files it is broken.
> 
> Or you could say that libvirt is broken because it isn't able to 
> distribute the inactive domains across the network in a consistent way. 

No, because that is not libvirt's job. The goal of libvirt is to provide
an API for managing virtualization capabilities on a host. Data center or
network management is an application level problem, out of scope for libvirt.

Daniel
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