[libvirt] PATCH: add support for -snapshot

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Mon May 25 10:00:34 UTC 2009

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 09:34:41PM +0200, Geert Jansen wrote:
> Hi,
> i'm working on some infrastructure to run unit tests in a virtual
> environment. For this, I need to be able to pass a "snapshot=on"
> argument to a qemu virtual disk so that I know I start with the same
> state all the time.
> The attached patch implements this. It adds a boolean <snapshot/> to
> the <disk> section in the XML.
> Please consider for inclusion.

  Hi Geert,

Hum, qemu args may come and go, to really add this at the libvirt API,
one would need a clear semantic for the operation, and ideally an
implementation for a different hypervisor.
So your suggestion is to add an argument making a disk immutable between
runs for the domain, i.e. the disk will always revert to the initial
state when restarted, but this would bit affect Suspend/Resume or
Save/Restore/Migrate operations,

  Right ? If yes that would need to be described fully in the
documentation in docs/formatdomain.html.in


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