[et-mgmt-tools] [PATCH][RESEND] connecting console after installcompletes

Hugh Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Wed Mar 14 21:11:19 UTC 2007

Nobuhiro Itou wrote:
> Hi, Hugh
>> Two issues here:
>> 1. The whole "restart the guest automatically" feature in virt-install 
>> is a bit of a hack, and we are contemplating removing it altogether. The 
>> problem is that virt-install has no real way of knowing whether the 
>> guest that just shut down is really waiting to be rebooted, or is in 
>> fact a failed install that the user would not want restarted anyway. 
> Exactly.
> But, the "restart" hack is also true to help the user.
> Especially, the domain cannot be completely installed about Windows etc. 
> with the reboot during the installation if it doesn't start automatically.
> Please keep autorestart function like --autorestart.
>> Having said this, as long as the "restart" hack is still there, I guess 
>> I have no problem reconnecting the console as well.
>> 2. Minor nit: instead of swallowing the error like
>> +            except OSError, (errno, msg):
>> +                print __name__, "waitpid:", msg
>> why not go ahead and raise a RuntimeError (and log the message) or 
>> something similar?
> Okey.
> How about this correction?
> Thanks,
> Nobuhiro Itou.

Thanks! I am working on fixing the auto-restart feature now, the console 
connection part isn't working properly at the moment. Once I have fixed 
it, I'll apply your patch as well.

Take care,

Red Hat Virtualization Group http://redhat.com/virtualization
Hugh Brock           | virt-manager http://virt-manager.org
hbrock at redhat.com    | virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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