[fedora-virt] Re: virt-inspector calling guestfs_umount_all() before launch()?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jun 2 13:37:35 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:53:20PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 04:19:21PM -0500, Charles Duffy wrote:
> > Just curious -- do you intend to push the patch ("-snapshot" in  
> > virt-inspector) into the tree?
> I guess we can, but is there a better way?

Right, had a think about this over the weekend, found and read the
qemu documentation, and I have added this patch:


It adds a 'guestfs_add_drive_ro' call, which is equivalent to the qemu
parameter: -drive file=<filename>,snapshot=on

I've also updated virt-inspector so that it mounts all drives using
this flag.

That copes with the simple/common case.  For more complex cases, use
the guestfs_config function.  I'm not intending to map the entire qemu
parameter space into the libguestfs API.  For a start, they keep
changing it, and we're tied to qemu anyhow.


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