[Libvir] [RFC] Linux-VServer support

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson daniel at hozac.com
Tue Nov 6 16:18:37 UTC 2007

Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:23:22AM +0100, Daniel Hokka Zakrisson wrote:
>> Daniel Veillard wrote:
>> 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>
> Do we really think boot strapping should be part of the domain description?
> It feels very wrong to me, because this isn't information describing a guest
> domain configuration. It is installation information. To me it makes more 
> sense to keep that separate & just refer to the disk (or directory) where the
> results are.

I totally agree, I don't think it belongs there either, but I just 
didn't see any alternative ;-)

> It could well be that we need new APIs to enumerate the list of available
> guest OS distributions (and the method of install, eg boot ISO, direct kenrel
> and initrd, or bootstrap). And perhaps an API for performing a bootstrap
> tasks against a disk volue (as managed by the storage APis we're developing).

This sounds good to me, but it complicates matters by not having it 
available at define time. I guess that's workaroundable though.

> Regards,
> Dan.

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson

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