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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] virsh: add --start option to the define command

On Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 04:41:58PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 01/08/2013 02:36 PM, Doug Goldstein wrote:
> > I often find myself doing virsh "define blah.xml; start blah". I figured
> > adding this would be a easier^Hlazier way to do it.
> > ---
> >  tools/virsh-domain.c |   20 ++++++++++++++++++--
> >  1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> Offhand, I like it.  However,
> We have virDomainDefineXML with no flags, but we have virDomainCreateXML
> with flags; maybe the better approach is to add a new creation flag that
> says that in addition to starting the domain, we also make it persistent
> at the same time.

> But if we do that, it would argue that 'virsh create --persistent
> blah.xml' is nicer than 'virsh define --start blah.xml', at least in
> that the former needs only 1 API call for new libvirt (but falls back to
> 2 API calls when talking to older libvirt), while the latter always
> needs 2 API calls.

I like that since it would also remove some confusion about the
diffference between create and define from an end user perspective.
 -- Guido

> Or maybe it means we need to add virDomainDefineXMLFlags().
> Anyone else want to throw some paint on the bikeshed on how best to make
> the user experience nicer?
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