[libvirt] PATCH: Generic internal API for domain XML parser/formatter

Daniel Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Jun 25 10:14:54 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:58:10AM +0200, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >> IMHO it is a fundamental design flaw that dumpxml gives different
> >> results depending on whenever the domain is running or not.  Hard to fix
> >> by now though :-(
> > 
> > Actually there is another way to access the info - pass the flag
> > VIR_DOMAIN_XML_INACTIVE to the DumpXML method to explicitly request
> > the inactive XML.
> Oh, good.  Has virsh a switch for that?

Not yet - it also doesn't actually work fully with current libvirt - this
is something I'm fixed with the re-factoring of the XML parsing patches
so that all drivers honour this flag fully.

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