[libvirt] [PATCH] interface: Check for interface (in-)activity on some operations

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Fri Jul 15 14:45:22 UTC 2011

On 07/15/2011 08:36 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
>> On the other hand, if we don't support transient interfaces, then the
>> above analysis which works for domains would have to be adjusted for
>> interfaces, so you may have something to patch after all.
> Well, although we have function interfaceCreate, it is actually (from
> semantic POV) interfaceStart, because it just start inactive but defined
> interface. So we do not support transient interfaces. Therefore
> transitions for interfaces are slightly different from transitions for
> domains. That's why I think we do need this patch.

Let's nail down the transitions that we plan to support, then, just as I
did earlier for domains.

It would be even cooler to have a life cycle diagram with the API used
to transition between states documented somewhere.  I seem to recall
seeing one for domains once, but couldn't find it in 5 minutes of
searching right now.

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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