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[Qemu-devel] Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH][RFC] Allowing QEMU to directly exec

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH][RFC] Allowing QEMU to directly execute a directory (and storing command line options in it)
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:13:29 -0500

On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 16:05 -0300, Jorge Lucángeli Obes wrote:
> On 8/31/07, Anthony Liguori <address@hidden> wrote:
> > It makes little sense to pass a directory when you can pass a config
> > file and assume that the directory the config file is in is the CWD.
> >
> > For instance, if vm.cfg contained just the command line arguments, you
> > could have:
> >
> > MyImage/vm.cfg:        -hda disk0.qcow -m 512
> > MyImage/disk0.qcow:    <disk image>
> >
> > And then do:
> >
> > qemu -c MyImage/vm.cfg
> I thought about this when coding, and it's true. Maybe we could just
> leave a new explicit config file option. I insist on making this as
> simple as possible, that's why I  chose to use the config file as a
> "written-down" command line.
> If this were the case, we could remove the restriction of having the
> config file refer only to images on the same directory, as the use of
> the config file would be explicit. Thoughts?

Yes.  It should be a very simple patch.


Anthony Liguori

> Cheers,
> Jorge

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