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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH virt-manager] details: Add UI for enabling UEFI via 'customize before install'



On 09/25/2014 10:08 AM, Laszlo Ersek wrote:
> On 09/25/14 14:59, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> 
>>> (3) I just realized that a domain's name can change during its lifetime.
>>
>> Well, the only moment that we support that is migration. Otherwise the
>> name can't be changed (it's not only varstore path that's derived from
>> domain's name, consider snapshots, socket names, ...).
> 
> Ah! I didn't know this. It's very interesting because virt-manager in
> fact offers you to rename the VM -- the Details | Overview | Name field
> is editable, not just a label. (The UUID *is* a label.)

Yeah and virt-manager's support is basically a hack, since rename won't happen
if there's nvram, or managed save, or snapshots for example. But the
virt-manager support predates those bits, when rename wasn't too problematic.
We really just need a proper 'rename' API that handles migrating all the
hidden stuff that is dependent on VM name.

- Cole


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