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Re: [libvirt] [libvirt-php] About the inconsistency in libvirt-php



On 22/02/2011, at 8:21 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:12:03PM +0800, Lyre wrote:
<snip>
>> I'm really amazed, the behavior of "defined" in libvirt development guide
>> seems to be equivalent to "inactive".
> 
> There are two types of guest
> 
> - Persistent: This has a config file on disk. It will appear 
>   either in the ListDefinedDomains or ListDomains, depending
>   on whether it is currently running
> - Transient: This has *no* config on disk. It will only appear
>   in ListDomains and will disappear completely when it is
>   shutdown.
> 
> Every inactive domain is thus a persistent domain. A running domain can
> be either transient or persistent. There is a virDomainIsPersistent()
> API to distinguish them.

This *might* be useful further reading info:

  http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/VM_lifecycle#Transient_guest_domains_vs_Persistent_guest_domains



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