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

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Fri Jul 15 14:54:17 UTC 2011

On 07/15/2011 08:48 AM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> On 15.07.2011 16:45, Eric Blake wrote:
>> 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.
> You mean
> http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/VM_lifecycle#States_that_a_guest_domain_can_be_in

You found a different one than me, but that one also has the problem of
no mention of a transient domain.

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

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