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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] virsh: change output text words 'domain' and 'guest' to 'virtual machine'



On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 09:41:04PM +1100, Justin Clift wrote:
> This changes all occurrences of the words 'domain' and 'guest'  in virsh
> output to 'virtual machine', plus some occurrences in comments, plus
> updates the man page and 'make check' tests to match.
> 
> Some trivial typos and line lengths were fixed on the way through too.
> ---
> Until now we use the words 'virtual machine', 'guest' and 'domain' interchangeably
> in our discussions and documentation.  'virtual machine' seems to be the most
> common (and the standard term in our industry), whereas 'guest' is less common,
> and 'domain' seems to be a implementation legacy from Xen.  Using 'virtual machine'
> here is easier on newbies, gives us a (useful) shorter abbreviation of 'vm', and
> brings us more into line with industry standards.

I don't think virtual machine is suitable for virsh, because that implies
full machine virtualization. libvirt/virsh can also be used for containers
/ OS virtualization. Domain/Guest are the only ones that really cover both
possible usages.

Regards,
Daniel
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