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Re: [libvirt] virDomainSetMetadata --> qemuDomainSetMetadata

Hi Eric, Daniel,
Thanks for the response.
Sure let me try that.

Its defeats the purpose of virDomainSetMetadata if you cant set <metadata> :)
Individual API is written just to support that (obviously along with setting <title> and <description>).
API takes domain pointer as its first argument which is the return value of virDomainDefine. 

As per my interpretation, you define the XML of <domain> first, grab an handle and call SetMetadata. 
That’s the way I was able to set <title> and <description> and that’s the way I feel we should set <metadata> as well UNLESS there is a reason for not doing it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Blake [mailto:eblake redhat com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:00 AM
To: Daniel P. Berrange
Cc: SHAH, Ronak (Ronak R); libvir-list redhat com
Subject: Re: [libvirt] virDomainSetMetadata --> qemuDomainSetMetadata

On 12/11/2012 03:07 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:33:34PM +0000, SHAH, Ronak (Ronak R) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have requirement to add <metadata> tag into the libvirt XML from the application.
>> While calling virDomainSetMetadata which internally call 
>> qemuDomainSetMetadata (correct me here if I am wrong), I am getting following error:
>> qemuDomainSetMetdata:12623 : argument unsupported: QEMU driver does 
>> not support<metadata> element
>> Support for setting and getting <metadata> with special namespace is deliberately added in 0.9.10 of libvirt and I am using 0.9.13.
>> I am surprise that the internal qemu driver is still cribbing out it.
> The QEMU driver does support the <metadata> element, but only if you 
> specify it when defining the XML as a whole (eg virDomainDefine). For 
> unknown reasons, the qemuDomainSetMetdata was not implemented to allow 
> for live updating of the <metadata>.

That said, it's a nice beginner's project to implement that functionality, if you'd like to try your hand at writing the patch.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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