[Libvir] [RFC] Life-cycle Management of the domain take2

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Fri May 11 18:07:50 UTC 2007

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 10:59:37PM +0900, Saori Fukuta wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you for your comment !
> On Fri, 11 May 2007 13:33:57 +0100 "Richard W.M. Jones" wrote:
> > It sounds to me like the real solution would be to either fix 
> > virDomainGetXMLDesc to return these missing fields, or add another call 
> > to get them, or (for the password) to store it elsewhere.
> > 
> > How about loading the original config XML and the XML from the running 
> > domain (virDomainGetXMLDesc), and then updating the config XML with only 
> > certain fields from the running domain?
> Well, I'm not sure about the meaning of "original config XML" but I do
> not think it is possible because the original config file might be not XML
> like a Xen config file. Xen does not have XML file.
> Is this right ?

  Yes I'm not sure that in general you can always hope to reconstruct the
content of the configuration file just from a pointer to a running 


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