[libvirt] [PATCH 1/1] Clarify the purpose of domxml-from-native
eblake at redhat.com
Mon Feb 6 21:51:07 UTC 2012
On 02/06/2012 02:45 PM, Dave Allan wrote:
> Someone mentioned to me that they interpreted this section of the KVM
> driver page as suggesting that new guests should be created by
> creating a qemu commandline and converting it to XML with
> domxml-from-native. I don't think that's the intent of
> domxml-from-native, so I added that clarification.
> docs/drvqemu.html.in | 12 +++++++++---
> 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/docs/drvqemu.html.in b/docs/drvqemu.html.in
> index fa5496c..09c4f95 100644
> --- a/docs/drvqemu.html.in
> +++ b/docs/drvqemu.html.in
> @@ -432,9 +432,15 @@ mount -t cgroup none /dev/cgroup -o devices
> <h3><a name="xmlimport">Converting from QEMU args to domain XML</a></h3>
> - The <code>virsh domxml-from-native</code> provides a way to convert an
> - existing set of QEMU args into a guest description using libvirt Domain XML
> - that can then be used by libvirt.
> + The <code>virsh domxml-from-native</code> provides a way to
> + convert an existing set of QEMU args into a guest description
> + using libvirt Domain XML that can then be used by libvirt.
> + Please note that this command is intended to be used to convert
> + existing qemu guests previously started from the command line to
> + be managed through libvirt. It should not be used a method of
> + creating new guests from scratch. New guests should be created
> + using an application calling the libvirt APIs or by manually
> + crafting XML to pass to virsh.
Looks reasonable. Should we also be mentioning other tools in the virt
stack, such as virt-install or virt-manager or Oz, which can also be
used to ease the creation of new guests? Should we also be putting
disclaimers like this in 'man virsh' under domxml-from-native?
Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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