[Libvir] [RFC]OpenVZ XML def

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Wed Mar 14 09:49:37 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 08:38:51AM +0530, Shuveb Hussain wrote:
> Hi,
> >> >    - os: that's probably one place where OpenVZ may be quite different
> >> >    from
> >> >      Xen and QEmu, still what does the string
> >> >      'slackware-10.2-i386-minimal'
> >> >      mean ? Is that a pointer to a file ? If yes shouldn't the 
> >associated
> >> >      content be in the XML instead
> >>
> >> OpenVZ supports only Linux. This item must reflect which distro the
> >> user wants. Or are there better ideas?
> >
> >  Is that distro a path on the main OS, a config file ?
> >
> Not a config file. It is the name of a template cache(just a tar file
> containing a root fs). This is uncompressed to create the VM's new
> root fs. Usually OpenVZ users will download several template caches,
> one for each Linux distro. While creating a VM, the name of the distro
> needs to be passed to the creation function. A ".tar.gz" is then
> appended to the template name and that file is looked for at a
> predesignated location. If it is found, it is untared to create the
> new VM's root fs. Else -1. :-)

  Okay, then it really cannot be extended at that level any further than
a bare string, thanks for the informations :-)


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