[RFC] Expanding hooks API for running several scripts by one call virHookCall

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Tue Jun 16 18:12:25 UTC 2020

On 6/16/20 4:44 PM, Dmitry Nesterenko wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I have the proposal about subject. Libvirt hook calls only one script 
> (/etc/libvirt/hooks/<driver>) now. This is not convenient if scripts for 
> hook are provided by many vendors. Script one vendor can replace 
> previously installed script other vendor.
> Let's use usual linux scheme - running all scripts from directory 
> /etc/libvirt/hooks/<driver>.d in alphabetical order. If we find script 
> in old place we will execute it before others in subdirectory for 
> backward compatibility.

Agreed with Dan. Although, we tend to implement missing functionality in 
libvirt. However, the hooks are viewed as our response to policy based 
decisions (we don't like to implement policy in libvirt - it's never 
ending race with user needs).

> I want to implement patch for this scheme.
> What is your opinion?

Even better!


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