[libvirt] [PATCHv4 1/2] virsh: add new --details option to pool-list

Justin Clift justin at salasaga.org
Thu Jul 1 14:54:16 UTC 2010

On 07/02/2010 12:00 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> A global '--format=plain|csv|json|xml' flag could apply to every single
> virsh command, causing these methods to print in the corresponding
> data format. Thus we'd have no code paths duplicated&  flexible data
> formatting in many styles

The concept/idea here seems pretty nifty.  It starts putting in place a 
good foundation for virsh to becoming a widely useful utility. :)

We don't even have to implement it all at once.  Instead we can convert 
over one function at a time if that's more practical.

We'll probably need another suggested data type as well:

   virshPrintCapacityValue(some large capacity numeric type)

That could take a raw byte (or kilobyte?) value then display it 
appropriately (ie raw, human readable, etc).  ie.:

   1979120929996 vs 1,979,120,929,996 vs 1.8TB

Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

Salasaga  -  Open Source eLearning IDE

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