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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH virt-manager v4] Add inspection to virt-manager

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 05:41:00PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 07/18/2011 02:53 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > This updates 1/4 with the fixes you suggested.  Also, all check-pylint
> > warnings and errors have been fixed.
> > 
> > Rich.
> > 
> Thanks! Pushed the series.

In reply to your comment on IRC:

crobinso> rjones: so in the default usage of virt-manager in fedora,
                  the guest inspection probably won't work since we
                  save disk images in /var/lib/libvirt/images/, which
                  regular user doesn't have access to.
crobinso> rjones: that's not entirely clear from feature page.
crobinso> rjones: I'm thinking of adding a disk path access check in
                  the inspection thread, to avoid flooding the logs
                  with errors if we can't even read the disk
                  image. that should be safe to do?

I always run virt-manager as root (or from sudo) so this hasn't been
an issue.  What user does virt-manager run as normally?

AFAICT if there's no access to the disks, then the call to either
g.add_drive_opts or g.launch will throw an exception.  But the
inspection._vmseen hash will mean this will only happen once per
domain per run of virt-manager.

On an unrelated note: I think we need to cache inspection between runs
of virt-manager.  Does virt-manager currently store permanent state (I
assume it must do - ie. list of connections), and where?


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-df lists disk usage of guests without needing to install any
software inside the virtual machine.  Supports Linux and Windows.

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