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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH V4] implement offline migration

On 09/05/2012 02:48 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> I really don't like the general design of this patch, even
>>> ignoring all the code bugs. I think this entire patch is
>>> really just a solution in search of a problem. Offline migration
>>> is already possible with existing libvirt APIs:

I agree that the existing patches are making too many assumptions and
not honoring flags correctly; but I'm still not sure why the user must
decompose offline migration into a sequence of calls...

>>>    domsrc = virDomainLookupByName(connsrc, "someguest");
>>>    xml = virDomainGetXMLDesc(domsrc);
>>>    domdst virDomainDefine(conndst, xml);
>> Um, maybe you mean offline migration is just redefinition of domain at
>> target side, but what about disk images the domain used without sharing
>> files between source and target, do we have to take a look at this case?
> Which can also be done already
>    virStorageVolDownload + virStorageVolUpload

...when a single virMigrate API could do the same decomposition as
syntactic sugar, if the patch were cleaned up to actually obey flags.
That is, why must virMigrate be a live-only operation, forcing
virt-manager and all other wrappers to re-implement the same giant
sequence of API calls for offline migration?

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

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