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Re: [libvirt] how to pass qemu options?

On Thu, 15 May 2008, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:

> It is pretty clear that *supporting* such a configuration is impossible
> and that running it on production systems is a really bad idea for the
> reasons outlined.
> Nevertheless being able to pass random additional arguments to $emulator
> is required for any serious development work.  I *hate* to having to
> create a wrapper script each time I need to pass in additional
> parameters, and I'd *love* to see libvirt being a bit more developer
> friendly.
> libvirt & tools should make my life easier, not harder.  That includes
> my development work, because using that stuff on a daily base will
> improve the quality alot.  If I stop using libvirt for xenner
> development because it is easier to get the job done without we all lose.

I support this idea. And also want to point out that as far as I can see
now in the documentation, libvirt isn't the holy grail that is
semantically correct everywhere from the start (examples: relation
between storage pools and the actual domains, statistics of network
interfaces by domains, etc.)

Adding features that are enabled with #ifdef HAVE_DEVELOPMENT would be a
good thing. Also handeling things that are imported in libvirt as
'relative' pointers, and never having to refer to something os/distro
specific would be a great starting point.


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