[libvirt] [PATCH v2 0/8]: Add arbitrary qemu command-line and monitor commands

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Thu Apr 29 14:05:38 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 04:20:45PM -0400, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> As we discussed previously, here is the patch series to add the ability
> to specify arbitrary qemu command-line parameters and environment variables,
> and also give arbitrary monitor commands to a guest.  Because these
> extra arguments have a good shot at confusing libvirt, the use of them
> is not supported, but left available for advanced users and developers.
> They are also in a separate library and have a separate on-the-wire
> protocol.
> There is one bug left that I have not yet been able to fix.  Because of the
> complicated way that virsh parses command-line arguments, it is not possible
> to pass through spaces and quotes when using the qemu-monitor-command.
> Unfortunately, the qemu monitor commands (and in particular when using QMP)
> depend heavily on quoting and spacing, so using virsh to send through
> command-lines is difficult.  I'll have to think about how to better resolve
> this issue, but it should not hold up the rest of the series.
> Thanks to Dan Berrange and Eric Blake for their reviews already, and to DV
> for the Relax NG schema changes.

  I glanced (very) quickly at the patches and this looks sane to me, but
since that should wait after 0.8.1 release I assume my full review can
wait until monday, okay ?


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