managedsave command offloads the user from managing the save state file. It does not need the user to specify saved state file location, all it takes is domain name to identify. This makes it much more comfortable to use in emergency where immediate shutdowm is needed. But it doesn't provide a way to edit XML description of the save state file without user going through an extra effort to search manually where the file actually exists.
The series aims to overcome the above constraints by adding new APIs and commands to seemlessly edit the managed save state XML description using just the domain name. The Patches mainly make use of the save-image-edit code flow only to simplify the above use case. This patch set provides capability to Dump and Edit the XML configuration associated with a saved state file of a domain which was created by the managedsave command. The new command carry the similar options as the save-image-<XXX> commands to change the running state as to paused state or running on start. This is equivalent to: virsh managedsave-dumpxml domain-name > state-file.xml vi state-file.xml (or make changes with your other text editor) virsh managedsave-define domain-name state-file-xml or you can simply use: virsh managedsave-edit domain-name It's always better when we get more. Changes since v3: - refracted version references from 3.6.0 to 3.7.0 - fixed typo in error message. Changes since v2: - refracted version references from 3.5.0 to 3.6.0 Changes since v1: - qemu implementation called directly rather than going through driver pointer in qemuDomainManagedSaveDefineXML. - check whether the managed save state file exists and report a error if it doesn't. Kothapally Madhu Pavan (7): lib: Add API to dump xml configuration of managed save state domain lib: Add API to edit domain's managed save state xml configuration qemu: Implement qemuDomainManagedSaveGetXMLDesc qemu: Implement qemuDomainManagedSaveDefineXML virsh: Implement managedsave-define command virsh: Implement managedsave-dumpxml command virsh: Implement managedsave-edit command include/libvirt/libvirt-domain.h | 6 ++ src/driver-hypervisor.h | 11 +++ src/libvirt-domain.c | 107 ++++++++++++++++++++ src/libvirt_public.syms | 6 ++ src/qemu/qemu_driver.c | 87 ++++++++++++++++ src/remote/remote_driver.c | 2 + src/remote/remote_protocol.x | 31 +++++- src/remote_protocol-structs | 14 +++ tools/virsh-domain.c | 207 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ tools/virsh.pod | 41 ++++++++ 10 files changed, 511 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) -- 18.104.22.168 -- libvir-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/libvir-list