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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] [PATCH] Add --autocf



On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 08:55:13PM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> John Levon wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 12:03:36PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >
> >   
> >>> Add --autocf
> >>>
> >>> Add an option for passing Solaris JumpStart information.  For HVM
> >>> guests, this means a floppy image (!).
> >>>       
> >> I think its better not to add this OS specific option. You can
> >>     
> >
> > I don't think it's OS specific. I set up kickstart a while back and it
> > involved a lot of magic boot options with -x, why not make it easy?
> >
> >   
> >> apass the Jumpstart floppy image using the recently added generic
> >> --disk option
> >>
> >>    --disk path=/path/to/image,device=floppy
> >>     
> >
> > And for NFS JumpStart?
> >   
> 
> I wouldn't be opposed to adding support for this, provided it is in a
> sufficiently generalized manner that we could reuse the command line
> and API to add support for specifying a kickstart, autoyast, etc.
> Something like:
> 
> --auto-install type=autocf,media=http://example.com/foo.img


I just don't see what value this gives over the existing

  --extra-args  media=http://example.com/foo.img

or whatever the OS wants.

Daniel
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