[libvirt] Expose virDomainGetAutostart through virsh?
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Thu Nov 8 14:42:49 UTC 2012
On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 03:41:12PM +0100, Peter Krempa wrote:
> On 11/08/12 15:13, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >On Wed, Nov 07, 2012 at 11:32:22AM +0100, Peter Krempa wrote:
> >>On 11/07/12 11:04, Ruben Kerkhof wrote:
> >>>Hi list,
> >>>I'd like to check if a domain has autostart enabled. I do this now by
> >>>looking if there's a symlink in /etc/libvirt/qemu/autostart, but it
> >>>feels a bit hackish.
> >>>Is this something that could be added to virsh?
> >>>Something like virsh get-autostart domain would be great.
> >>For now there are two options how to check the autostart flag:
> >>1) virsh dominfo - This is suitable to check for the state of a
> >>single guest. Unfortunately we have just this one output option
> >>where it is embedded with other information about the guest:
> >>$ virsh dominfo tr
> >>Id: 1
> >>Name: tr
> >>UUID: 17f42b42-9fdd-81e3-4a93-a75021a707d3
> >>OS Type: hvm
> >>State: running
> >>CPU(s): 1
> >>CPU time: 200.5s
> >>Max memory: 53248 KiB
> >>Used memory: 53248 KiB
> >>Persistent: yes
> >>Autostart: enable <- here!
> >>Managed save: no
> >>Security model: none
> >>Security DOI: 0
> >>2) use virsh list --all --autostart to list guests that have the
> >>autostart flag enabled (also note that there are script-friendly
> >>outputs for virsh list --name and --uuid):
> >>$ virsh list --all --autostart
> >> Id Name State
> >> 1 tr running
> >> - Bare shut off
> >>We're planing on adding the autostart flag as an XML element and a
> >>few other improvements of autostaring guests.
> >I don't think the XML should be in the business of having the
> >autostart flag, as this is not guest configuration information.
> >Having it in the XML introduces the problem of maintaining the
> >correct synchronization between the autostart symlink and the
> >XML description.
> Yes, that will be troublesome. It's unfortunate we still have to use
> the symlink approach.
> >Further, in the future I'd like to actually replace our current
> >autostart code, with code that just sets up systemd units to
> >deal with autostart.
> >In such a scenario, the user will be able to toggle autostart
> >directly using systemd, so we don't want libvirt duplicating
> >that info in the XML since it won't be aware of when systemd
> >changes the autostart flag.
> Note that there are still distros that are doing everything possible
> to avoid having systemd. It wouldn't be nice if we broke
> autostarting there.
Of course, not least RHEL-5 and RHEL-6. If we did support systemd,
we would have a compile time option to use systemd vs our current
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