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Re: [libvirt] [RFC PATCH 0/5] Allow data upload/download to/from storage volumes



On 02/22/2011 08:23 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> This patch series introduces two new APIs to allow data upload/download
> to/from storage volumes, using the streams APIs. Mostly I wrote this so
> I had an easier way to test the streams handling in my RPC patch series
> than using QEMU tunnelled migration code. Cole has expressed an interest
> in this kind of functionality in the past to allow virt-manager to upload
> kernel/initrd to remote hosts for provisioning guests.
> 
> Most of the code here is pretty boring & trivial. The first patch is the
> one that is remotely interesting. One might argue we should just spawn
> 'dd' instead of this, but dd has some annoying aspects (you can't control
> its write offset in units smaller than the block size) and this could be
> useful more broadly.
> 

Hmm doesn't look like any of the CreateUpload stuff is implemented? Dropped
from an earlier patch or just not finished yet? If that was implemented, I
think it would be all virt-manager would really need to facilitate URL
installation on remote machines.

Thanks,
Cole


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