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Re: [virt-tools-list] Proposal: A place to store metadata about guests



On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 02:22:00PM +0300, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote> >> >  - Store data about available installer ISOs, guests which are
>> >> >   archived and not known to libvirt.
>
> [...]
>
>>   The metadata you mean? Yes, thats going to be in osinfo. I intend to
>> write a minor that extracts just volume, system and publisher IDs and
>> a boolean indicating if the ISO is bootable but all that doesn't need
>> to use libosinfo (though there will be some minor duplication of
>> code).
>
> I think we're talking at crossed purposes about the feature I
> mentioned above.
>
> I mean that if I have a directory full of ISO files, then it should be
> possible to make available some metadata about those files.  I'm
> considering an ISO to be a special sort of guest that hasn't been
> installed yet.  libvirt (nor libosinfo for that matter) doesn't
> currently know anything about directories full of ISOs.  Nor about
> guest templates.

  Yeah I think while you were talking of keeping a common metadata
table/db while I was talking about tracking of all ISOs that user have
so any app/lib can just make a simple query to get the list.

-- 
Regards,

Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124


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