[Libvir] [RFC] Linux-VServer support

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson daniel at hozac.com
Tue Nov 6 16:10:34 UTC 2007

Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:23:22AM +0100, Daniel Hokka Zakrisson wrote:
>> Daniel Veillard wrote:
> [...]
>>>>  <container>
>>>>    <uts hostname='testvm' machine='i586'/>
>>>>    <distribution method='debootstrap' release='etch'/>
>>>>  </container>
> [...]
>>>     - what are the ranges for the values of <container> elements and 
>>>     attributes
>> I don't understand what this question means.
>>>       <uts> seems to be OS metadata, we already have an <os> element in
>>>       existing configs why not reuse that.
>> Ah, yes, I missed that. How about:
>>   <os>
>>     <type machine='i586'>vserver</type>
>>     <hostname>testvm</hostname>
>>     <release>2.6.12</release>
>>     <distribution method='debootstrap'>etch</distribution>
>>   </os>
>   Looks far better to me compared to other formats already in use,
> yes I guess that's fine. <release> still looks a bit weird to me
> because in an OS you may see an awful lot of different releases,
> and it's hard to guess what it is about (the linux kernel one ?)

Yeah, but it's not a very common option, so it is not going to be used
very often (or at all). If you have another name that might describe it
better (the OS-release, as per uname(2)), please let me know.

> Daniel

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson

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