[libvirt] [PATCH 1/1] Clarify the purpose of domxml-from-native (v2)

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Mon Feb 6 23:06:13 UTC 2012

On 02/06/2012 03:17 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.
> v2
> Suggstion from eblake: Add link to the applications page


actually, I removed that line from the commit message (v2 information
fits better after the --- line, since it is helpful for review, but
doesn't need to be enshrined for eternity in the 'git log').

> +      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 (see
> +      the <a href="apps.html">libvirt applications page</a> for some
> +      examples) or by manually crafting XML to pass to virsh.

ACK and pushed.

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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