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Re: [virt-tools-list] Memory usage and view in virt-manager

On 04/13/2010 03:16 PM, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> Hello,
> I have happily been using virt-manager across eight or so host servers 
> in a KVM environment.  Great tool, so thanks!
> However, I have a suggestion.  In 0.7, it tracked memory usage per VM, 
> so one could see at a glance both how much memory was allocated and 
> actually in use by each VM.  It also totalled this up per host machine 
> nicely.  In 0.8, that granularity is lost, though by clicking details on 
> the host machine, you can still see how much total memory is allocated. 
>   Are there plans to add this back into the new interface?

The memory graphs were actually only reporting how much memory was
allocated to a VM from the hosts perspective: we didn't have any
mechanism to see how much the guest was actually using, so the graph
wouldn't change unless the user hotplugged memory.

Libvirt now has an API that reports actual guest memory usage, so
reviving the memory graphing to use that API is a good idea.

> It would also be nice to be able to turn the icon size down/off.  When 
> listing more than a handful of VMs, it is a lot of real-estate to cover. 
>   Perhaps a view that has the nice new icons and graphs, and another 
> "advanced" view that reduces icon and font size and maybe just prints 
> the percent utilization instead of the graphs (and maybe some other things).

This has been requested before: some sort of 'slim' view sounds like a
good idea to me, and I'd gladly take a patch.


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