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Re: RFC: libosinfo: Library for virt OS/distro metadata 3

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On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:28:09AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:

> > The API user should pass in an nvlist, where a set of the names are
> > defined and known about. The response needs to indicate whether it's a
> > preferred setting ("would like virtio") or a required one.
> 
> I can see doing something like
> 
> os_info_set_install_prop(os_info_t info, int prop, char *propval)
> 
> So the API user might do:
> 
> os_info_set_install_prop(myinfo, OS_INSTALL_VIRT_TYPE, "hvm");
> os_info_set_install_prop(myinfo, OS_INSTALL_ARCH, "x86_64");
> os_info_set_install_prop(myinfo, OS_INSTALL_HV_TYPE, "kvm");

This isn't going to work as we most definitely have more than one value
of all of these settings.

Instead we need to pass in a list of "environments". Each one would
specify a particular combination of the values above (along with a
'preferred' setting methinks).

regards
john

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