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Re: [libvirt PATCH v2] manpages/virsh: A couple of small clarifications



On 8/4/20 4:04 PM, Kashyap Chamarthy wrote:
Changes:

   - Update the descriptions of --current & --config flags.

     For --config, the reason to rephrase "next boot" to "next start"
     is: "Next boot may still imply somebody selecting "reboot" in the
     guest OS and fully expecting the changes to be applied."  (per Peter
     Krempa)

     For --current, existing documentation says:

       "If *--current* is specified, affect the current guest state."

     It's not entirely clear what states can "current" mean or imply.  So
     rephrase it in context of the other two related flags --live and
     --config.

   - While at it, I also took the liberty to replace the few occurrences
     of "peristent domain[s]" with "persistent guest[s]"

Fix all occurrences (i.e. as many as I could spot) of this.

(Thanks: Dan Berrangé on IRC.)

Signed-off-by: Kashyap Chamarthy <kchamart redhat com>
---
- v2: Address Peter Krempa's feedback
   (https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2020-July/msg01274.html)
---
  docs/manpages/virsh.rst | 163 +++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------
  1 file changed, 95 insertions(+), 68 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/manpages/virsh.rst b/docs/manpages/virsh.rst
index 1a2cf09fb7..561b1f038e 100644
--- a/docs/manpages/virsh.rst
+++ b/docs/manpages/virsh.rst
@@ -710,7 +710,7 @@ groups:
  Persistence
  ...........
-Flag *--persistent* is used to include persistent domains in the returned
+Flag *--persistent* is used to include persistent guests in the returned
  list. To include transient domains specify *--transient*.

So this changes "domains" to "guests", but only for the first sentence. The second one still refers to "domains". IMO this is not desirable change because it's not aligned with our terminology. We call them "domains" (I wish we would call them guests too, but too late for that). And we are not consistent, I know.

Existence of managed save image
@@ -1089,8 +1089,9 @@ then the default value of 1 second will be displayed. Supplying a 0 will
  reset the value back to the default.
If *--live* is specified, affect a running guest.
-If *--config* is specified, affect the next boot of a persistent guest.
-If *--current* is specified, affect the current guest state.
+If *--config* is specified, affect the next start of a persistent guest.

s/next start/next cold start/?
s/guest/domain/ (here and for the rest of the lines you're changing)

Michal


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