[Libvir] Request for additional entry points

David Lutterkort dlutter at redhat.com
Tue Apr 4 21:35:15 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 16:47 -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
>   Well libvirt doesn't have the notion of 'passive' domain yet, i.e. domain
> we know exists but are not running or activated at a given point in time.
> If we define virDomainSetConfig() then we have to be able to extract at least
> the name (and uuid) from the xmlDesc. And that routine could then returm
> a virDomainPtr associated to this unactive domain (or the associated 
> active domain if it exists). Those unactive domains could then be listed
> in virConnectListDomains(). 

How would that jive with other ways to create inactive domains ? Right
now I can create a file in /etc/xen and immediately have an incative
domain; I always thought that the xm scripts would eventually be
replaced by libvirt-based scripts and conventions for where to put
files, but that libvirt would remain focused on active domains.

I agree that it would be nice to have a standard way to enumerate
'defined' (as opposed to 'active') domains, but it seems a little odd to
require a library to do what amounts to putting a file into a
well-defined place.


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