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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Support reporting live interface IP/netmask.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:13:56PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 09/29/2009 10:02 PM, Laine Stump wrote:
>> From: root<root vlap laine org>
>> This patch adds the flag VIR_INTERFACE_XML_INACTIVE to
>> virInterfaceGetXMLDesc's flags.
> What about calling it instead VIR_INTERFACE_XML_CONFIG and adding a  
> dummy (0) VIR_INTERFACE_XML_DEVICE, and corresponding --config/--device  
> flags to the virsh command?  This would match the source attribute.
> I'll let others override me happily, though.

  Well it's to keep coherent naming with the APIs for other kind of
objects, for example there is an VIR_DOMAIN_XML_INACTIVE in libvirt.h
to dump the inactive domain informations (when a domain is
running/active). Similary 'virsh dumpxml --inactive' is about dumping
the XML for the domain as it was defined.

  W.r.t. providing accessors for each informations we provide as part of
an xml dump in virsh, I could try to add something generic, for example
as a post processing step based on XPath if people really feel disarmed
by grabbing something from XML output. But was that really the sense
of your query ?


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