Hello Aaron Peeler, I think this is a great idea, I have had this happen to me before and It's no fun. I would also love to see a easy way to extend the time frame that you can create images for. Currently it is set to 8 hours. If there was a menu options with a time frame drop down, or even an edit mode that would extend the time to create/modify images that would be helpful as well as your suggested auto image patch.
-Alex On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Mark Gardner <m...@vt.edu> wrote: > Seems like a desirable feature to me. > > Mark > > On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu> 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 >> >> inuse.pm 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 insue.pm 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 > -- > -- Thanks, Alex Patterson User Support Services Operating System Analyst California State University, East Bay