Seems like a desirable feature to me.


On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Aaron Peeler <> wrote:

> I'd like to add in a feature to automatically capture an image and at the
> end of or at the timeout of image creation reservations.
> There have been some cases, where end-users have been in image creation
> mode, made many changes, then lost everything due to their reservation being
> timed out. This feature, would at the end of their imaging reservation
> automatically start the image capture process instead of timing it out.
> The changes would be minor and would affect the front end and the backend
> inuse module.
> frontend changes:
> * add create image routines to available xmlrpc functions
> * additionally the frontend would
> 1 insert new image if it was a kickstart type image
> 2 insert new image if end-user is not the image owner
> 3 update the image if end-user is the image owner
> changes
> - when end time is reached - 10 minute warning
> - and if request has forimaging flag set
> - send different message to end-user about automatically starting the
> capture process
> - call xmrpc_create_image with reservation/request id
> - exit quietly from the module (imaging process will take over)
> Note this would affect anyone here who is using image creation reservations
> for long-term reservations to get around the check-user flag. As part of
> service loads scheduled for the 2.3 release I think we had planned to extend
> user and user group attributes to disable user checks on per reservation
> using a user attribute in addition to the current image profile attribute.
> Unless anyone chimes in over the next days, I'll assume it's ok to move
> forward on this change.
> Aaron
> --
> Aaron Peeler
> Program Manager
> Virtual Computing Lab
> NC State University

Mark Gardner

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