[libvirt] libvirt not wanting to read back its own interface XML
agx at sigxcpu.org
Tue Oct 24 06:20:02 UTC 2017
On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 10:37:44AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> Hi Guido,
> I didn't mean to accuse Debian of doing a bad job with netcf.
I didn't read it like that either.
> On Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 09:26:31AM +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 02:41:31PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 01:37:45PM +0200, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> > > > Aha! the thing is, you're using netcf backend while I'm using the udev
> > > > one. This error message comes from netcf. It's a netcf's bug. CCing
> > > > Laine who should know more.
> > >
> > > Where can I read up about the different backends available? Is it a
> > > compile-time setting or can I configure that on my system?
> > >
> > > Actually, I'm doing the configuration outside of libvirt anyway (with
> > > systemd-networkd), I just want the interface to be in virt-manager's
> > > selection dropdown, so I don't care too much about netcf.
> > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?archive=0;dist=unstable;ordering=normal;repeatmerged=0;src=netcf
> > doesn't look that bad. Not following includes is troublesome (#875762) but
> > shouldn't be too hard to fix. Can you file bugs for other issues you're
> > seeing? This would make it simpler to decide whether we disable netcf
> > support or fix the issues that are there.
> It is just that I have configuring my networks in special ways for
> nearly two decades, using the "manual" method of ifupdown way before it
> was officially introduced into the Debian packages (#88948, sic!), and
> am therefore used to other packages doing network configuration not
> playing around pretty well on my systems.
> And I have stopped using ifupdown entirely with jessie, and have
> migrated over to systemd-networkd. My expertise with current ifupdown is
> to limited to be of any use.
> I would love to see systemd-networkd support for netcf, though.
That's https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=859850 and I
agree it would be nice but _please_ file bugs if you have netcf issues
so we can either fix them in Debian or switch to the udev backend by
default if we don't get around to.
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