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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Move -name arg to be the 1st so it's visible in "ps x"

On 06/01/2012 11:28 AM, Marti Raudsepp wrote:
> Hi list,
> Currently, monitoring QEMU virtual machines with standard Unix
> sysadmin tools is harder than it has to be. The QEMU command line is
> often miles long and mostly redundant, it's hard to tell which process
> is which.
> This patch reorders the QEMU -name argument to be the first, so it's
> immediately visible in "ps x", htop and "atop -c" output.

These two paragraphs belong better as the commit message.

> Patch attached and also available from my github fork (master @
> git://github.com/intgr/libvirt.git)
> Regards,
> Marti
> 0001-qemu-Move-name-arg-to-be-the-1st-so-it-s-visible-in-.patch
> From 81fb7b9ed8decb67d83dd2e8a4e2eae579e96acd Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Marti Raudsepp <marti juffo org>
> Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:25:33 +0300
> Subject: [PATCH] qemu: Move -name arg to be the 1st so it's visible in "ps x"
>  output etc

This is a bit long; I trimmed it in length so that 'git shortlog -30'
doesn't wrap so badly:

    qemu: move -name arg to be 1st in "ps x" output

> -    cmd = virCommandNewArgList(emulator, "-S", NULL);
> +    cmd = virCommandNewArgList(emulator, NULL);

Once you get down to no args, it's more efficient to do:


And one BIIIIG problem - making this change means that 'make check'
fails, unless you update ALL of the tests to match.   But I agree with
the concept, so I was okay making the change (sed scripting to the
rescue, thankfully).

ACK with those modifications, so I will push once I complete the
testsuite conversion.  I will also be adding you to AUTHORS; let me know
if you prefer a different spelling than what you used to make your commit.

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

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