[Libvir] RFC: get/set properties

John Levon levon at movementarian.org
Wed Apr 16 13:10:05 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 08:34:23AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:

> > want to be able to associate textual descriptions of the asset, or
> > define ownership. All of these are higher-level values that don't
> > necessarily have any meaning to the v12n technology itself. More
> > crucially they can be specific to the management tool, and lack any
> > reasonable generalization.
>   Of course there is a need higher in the stack to associate metadata
> with the domain instance, but the fact this can be put in the hypervisor
> is a Xen specific as far as I can tell, and I'm reluctant to put this

Then this seems to be an argument for improving the other solutions not
crippling libvirt. Or at the very least providing a mechanism that won't
work on the other implementations, as happens with many libvirt
facilities already.

> in the libvirt XML format, because this is not hypervisor domain data,
> and would break portability as far as I can tell.

What do you mean by "break portability" ?


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