[Libguestfs] Trying to get started with virt-p2v

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Jun 29 10:21:16 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 11:09:33AM +0100, Matthew Booth wrote:
> I think it's clear we need some way to extract debug info from the
> P2V boot image. Right now P2V simply reboots immediately on
> completion, whether successful or not. There are 2 situations we
> need to cover:
> 1. P2V client doesn't launch (including boot failure)
> 2. P2V client fails.
> The main problem, of course, is where to put it...

We had pretty much the same problem with the old virt-p2v too.  That
used to save a log file into /tmp (on the ramdisk), and gave users a
shell on one of the virtual consoles (Alt + F2 etc) so that users
could switch to that shell and scp the debug file elsewhere.  It
wasn't exactly an ideal solution.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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