[libvirt] KVM processes -- should we be able to attach them to the libvirtd process?

Łukasz Mierzwa l.mierzwa at gmail.com
Tue May 5 20:24:58 UTC 2009

Dnia wtorek 05 maj 2009 o 22:13:38 Hugh O. Brock napisał(a):
> Not too long ago we took a patch that allowed QEMU VMs to keep running
> even if libvirtd died or was restarted.
> I was talking to Matt Farellee (cc'd) this afternoon about
> manageability, and he feels fairly strongly that this behavior should be
> optional -- in other words, it should be possible to guarantee that if
> libvirtd dies, it will take all the VMs with the "die-with-libvirtd"
> flag set down with it.
> I'm not sure this API is portable to Xen, but it would work on any
> hypervisor that represents the VM as a normal process.
> Does this strike anyone else as useful behavior?

Not only useful but a must have for me. Do You really want all Your virtual 
machines to die when libvirtd dies? Not if You are doing anything serious.  
Also this means that You can upgrade libvirt without stopping everything.

Łukasz Mierzwa

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