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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/4] QEMU guest agent support



On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 07:16:22PM +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> On 19.01.2012 23:18, Eric Blake wrote:
> > On 01/17/2012 04:44 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> >> There is now a standard QEMU guest agent that can be installed
> >> and given a virtio serial channel
> >>
> >>     <channel type='unix'>
> >>       <source mode='bind' path='/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/f16x86_64.agent'/>

[snip]

> I am not sure we want this. Although I am not fully convinced by the
> opposite. Thing is, I don't want to enable something by default because
> users might have not noticed and things may break for them.
> On the other hand, users will definitely benefit from this feature so
> making it as easy as possible to enable is the right step.
> My initial thought is to have simple one line element:
> <guest_agent name="org.qemu.guest_agent.0"/>
> 
> with name defaulting to "org.qemu.guest_agent.0" so simply inserting
> bare <guest_agent/> will turn everything on?

No, we don't want to go about inventing new syntax for that - the
very purpose of any <channel> element is to support a guest agent,
so it is pointless creating another <guest_agent> element.

Daniel
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