[libvirt PATCH] manpages/virsh: Clarify the meaning of the '--current' flag
kchamart at redhat.com
Fri Jul 17 08:38:32 UTC 2020
On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 06:34:21PM +0200, Peter Krempa wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 17:45:21 +0200, Kashyap Chamarthy wrote:
> > ---
> > For 'iothreadset', the documentation says:
> > "If *--current* is specified or *--live* is not specified, then
> > handle as if *--live* was specified."
> > Does the above make sense? I don't know the implementation detail here.
> > So I just added a parenthetical note on what the word "current" means.
> > ---
> > docs/manpages/virsh.rst | 84 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------
> > 1 file changed, 54 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)
> > diff --git a/docs/manpages/virsh.rst b/docs/manpages/virsh.rst
> > index 1a2cf09fb7..3c8d0434ab 100644
> > --- a/docs/manpages/virsh.rst
> > +++ b/docs/manpages/virsh.rst
> > @@ -1090,7 +1090,8 @@ reset the value back to the default.
> > If *--live* is specified, affect a running guest.
> > If *--config* is specified, affect the next boot of a persistent guest.
> After explaining both --live and --config ...
> > -If *--current* is specified, affect the current guest state.
> > +If *--current* is specified, affect the current guest state, which can
> > +either be live or offline.
> I don't think that --current requires any explanation in that context.
I was asked clarification at least a couple of times on what "--current"
means. If you look up online, you'll also see people asking the
difference between "--live" and "--current". So it's better to be
explicit about it.
Aside: it's not clear if you're objecting only to this occurrence, or to
edit throughout the doc.
> If anything "next boot of a persistent guest" is IMO less clear as it
> in fact relates to the hypervisor state (starting the VM) rather than
> the guest OS state.
Hmm, then let's fix that too. "Hypervisor state" is fuzzy. Do you
suggest a specific phrasing as a replacement?
I thought the meaning fo --config meant what it says on the tin: for a
persistent guest, the change from --config will take effect on its next
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