[et-mgmt-tools] VM images

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Sat Jun 9 14:47:53 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 02:51:53PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
>   - If you added ImageInstaller support to virt-install, couldn't 
>     virt-image almost just run virt-install rather than re-implementing 
>     a lot of it? i.e. at a glance, it looks like you've forked 
>     virt-install in order to have a version with a simpler command 
>     line. I don't have a problem with virt-image, and the simpler 
>     command line, it's the copied and pasted code I don't like.

Yes I explicitly asked that David do a separate virt-image tool to get us a
simpler command line interface. There is a reasonable amount of duplicate
code - likewise in virt-clone - which we could pull out into the util.py
module, or perhaps another module.

>    - Shouldn't we be copying even system disk images, unless they're 
>      read-only, on instantiation - i.e. you should be able to run 
>      virt-image multiple times.

That's probably a good idea. 

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