[libvirt] [PATCH] virsh: add aliases 'boot', 'stop', and 'restart'

Viktor Mihajlovski mihajlov at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Nov 8 15:37:21 UTC 2012

On 11/08/2012 03:25 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> The 'shutdown' and 'reboot' commands use terms that apply to the
> operating system, because they *are* controlling the operating
> system, not the virtual machine. They directly result in the
> guest OS commands 'shutdown' and 'reboot' being invoked.

At least for QEMU this is only true for agent mode. Otherwise (default)
both virsh shutdown and virsh reboot are the same from the OS
perspective, namely a system powerdown request and will typically
result in the shutdown script to be run.
That's what can confuse users without insight to libvirt code.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Kind Regards
    Viktor Mihajlovski

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