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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH libosinfo 1/3] Fill out media for all Ubuntu distros



On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> We should not assume we either have access to the ISO image, nor
> rely on the output format of an external command. iso-info may change
> the way it formats data. We might not even have the ISO image, for

Yeah, I didn't mean to use exactly that command, but rather as an approach:
extract as many fields/metadata that can be extracted quckly:
System/Volume/iso9660 tree/size etc.. and do a checksum of all this to
have only one match.

> example, we may only have access to specific metadata fields via some
> remote metadata API like udev or libvirt. That's why we need to explicitly
> look at specific metadata attributes of the image.

Right, I don't see why those data couldn't be extracted and stored
seperately, and retrived remotely.

-- 
Marc-André Lureau


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