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Re: [libvirt] XML files



Thanks Richard,

It was the libvirt version.

Upgraded the package using squeeze-backports in debian and it worked without any changes.

Cheers,
Derek

On 25/08/2011, at 1:41 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 04:02:45PM +1200, Derek wrote:
>> Unfortunately the changes I make for smbios and sysinfo (as below)
>> while editing don't appear to be accepted when saving with 'virsh
>> edit'.  After saving I receive "Domain HMC XML configuration
>> edited." but the XML file remains unmodified.  I wonder if they are
>> perhaps not supported with virsh edit yet?
> 
> This is just a general problem with virsh edit: it doesn't validate
> the XML, and it doesn't offer to re-edit invalid changes.  Thus
> whenever you make a mistake in the XML it gets dropped.
> 
> For more info and a proposed fix see this thread:
> 
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2011-August/thread.html#00660
> 
> To workaround this, do it the old way:
> 
>  virsh dumpxml HMC > hmc.xml
>  edit hmc.xml
>  virsh define hmc.xml
>  iterate edit/virsh define steps until you get it right
> 
> Which version of libvirt?  According to the documentation <sysinfo>
> was added in 0.8.7.
> 
> The fragment below looks reasonable, but there could be an XML error
> in the context of the whole XML document.
> 
>>  <sysinfo type='smbios'>
>>    <bios>
>>      <entry name='vendor'>xxx xxx</entry>
>>      <entry name='version'>xxx</entry>
>>    </bios>
>>    <system>
>>      <entry name='product'>xxx</entry>
>>      <entry name='version'>xxx</entry>
>>      <entry name='manufacturer'>xxx xxx</entry>
>>    </system>
>>  </sysinfo>
>>  <os>
>>    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-0.12'>hvm</type>
>>    <boot dev='cdrom'/>
>>    <smbios mode='sysinfo'/>
>>  </os>
> 
> Rich.
> 
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