12 years agoguestfs: Update architecture section of documentation.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:41:51 +0000 (21:41 +0000)]
guestfs: Update architecture section of documentation.

12 years agoUpdate PO files.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 17:12:00 +0000 (17:12 +0000)]
Update PO files.

12 years agodaemon: Fix build on Unix.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 17:10:33 +0000 (17:10 +0000)]
daemon: Fix build on Unix.

12 years agodaemon: Fix sync() call on Unix.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:54:46 +0000 (16:54 +0000)]
daemon: Fix sync() call on Unix.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: update comment
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:33:00 +0000 (16:33 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: update comment

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Supply MAX macro for challenged platforms.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:00:19 +0000 (15:00 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Supply MAX macro for challenged platforms.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Windows can't daemonize.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:59:30 +0000 (14:59 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Windows can't daemonize.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Windows replacement for umask.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:56:42 +0000 (14:56 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Windows replacement for umask.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Replace setenv with Win32 equivalent.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:53:17 +0000 (14:53 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Replace setenv with Win32 equivalent.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Use xdr_u_int for PortableXDR compatibility.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:45:20 +0000 (14:45 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Use xdr_u_int for PortableXDR compatibility.

PortableXDR didn't support xdr_uint32_t.  xdr_u_int is the same type.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Don't bother blocking SIGPIPE on Win32.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:40:52 +0000 (14:40 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Don't bother blocking SIGPIPE on Win32.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Use gnulib getaddrinfo module.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:40:39 +0000 (14:40 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Use gnulib getaddrinfo module.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Implement statvfs using GetDiskFreeSpaceEx.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:07:05 +0000 (13:07 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Implement statvfs using GetDiskFreeSpaceEx.

At the time of writing Gnulib didn't support Win32 for its
fsusage API.  Therefore this patch uses GetDiskFreeSpaceEx
if it's available (on Windows) otherwise falls back to using
Gnulib fsusage.

12 years agodaemon: Move statvfs code into separate file.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:24:01 +0000 (12:24 +0000)]
daemon: Move statvfs code into separate file.

This makes no functional change to the code.  It just moves the
statvfs-related code out of daemon/stat.c into a new file called

12 years agodaemon: Use gnulib futimens module.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:17:10 +0000 (12:17 +0000)]
daemon: Use gnulib futimens module.

Instead of checking for futimens support and falling back
(incorrectly in one case) to using futimes, use gnulib's

However the gnulib module does not yet support Win32, so
this change is only really useful on platforms like RHEL 5.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Use gnulib pread module.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:59:20 +0000 (11:59 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Use gnulib pread module.

12 years agosync: Windows implementation of sync() call.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:26:48 +0000 (10:26 +0000)]
sync: Windows implementation of sync() call.

Replace calls to sync() with calls to sync_disks() which supports
Win32 via FlushFileBuffers.

12 years agodaemon: Alternate implementation of posix_fallocate.
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:16:08 +0000 (16:16 +0000)]
daemon: Alternate implementation of posix_fallocate.

If the posix_fallocate function is not available [ie. Windows]
use an alternate implementation that just loops and writes.

12 years agodd: Missing include of <string.h>
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:10:13 +0000 (16:10 +0000)]
dd: Missing include of <string.h>

Breaks compilation on Windows.

12 years agodaemon/Windows: Define _WIN32_WINNT when compiling on Windows.
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:38:44 +0000 (11:38 +0000)]
daemon/Windows: Define _WIN32_WINNT when compiling on Windows.

12 years agobuild: update gnulib submodule to latest
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:24:49 +0000 (16:24 +0000)]
build: update gnulib submodule to latest

12 years agobuild: update gnulib submodule to latest
Richard Jones [Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:29:39 +0000 (15:29 +0000)]
build: update gnulib submodule to latest

12 years agosupermin: Die with an error if no kernels found (RHBZ#539746).
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:17:07 +0000 (18:17 +0000)]
supermin: Die with an error if no kernels found (RHBZ#539746).

Updated with a suggestion from Jim Meyering to use the '-d'
option to ls to avoid a future case of directories matching.

12 years agoNew tool: virt-list-filesystems
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:19:08 +0000 (15:19 +0000)]
New tool: virt-list-filesystems

Use this program as a convenient way to list the filesystems
available in a disk image or libvirt guest.


  $ virt-list-filesystems /dev/vg_trick/Debian5x64

This is designed to make it easier for novices to use guestfish
and guestmount.  In particular with guestmount this acts as a way
to get a list of filesystems to use with the '-m' option.  ie:

  $ virt-list-filesystems unknowndisk.img
  $ guestmount -a unknowndisk.img -m /dev/sda1 /mnt

12 years agoavailability: Document how to check for single API calls
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:27:56 +0000 (14:27 +0000)]
availability: Document how to check for single API calls

This documents how to use autotools and dlopen(3) to test for
the availability of single API calls at compile time and run time

12 years agoavailability: Add a test for this call.
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:05:57 +0000 (14:05 +0000)]
availability: Add a test for this call.

Because all the tested groups are optional, there's not really
a group we can reliably test, therefore test against the
empty list (which should not fail).

12 years agoavailability: Clarify and fix documentation.
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:00:34 +0000 (14:00 +0000)]
availability: Clarify and fix documentation.

12 years agogenerator: Passing "" to StringList tests should turn into empty list.
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 14:04:28 +0000 (14:04 +0000)]
generator: Passing "" to StringList tests should turn into empty list.

This is a bug in the generator which wasn't being tickled.  If
you had a test which expected a StringList or DeviceList parameter,
and you passed "" to that test, then you'd (probably) expect to be
testing an empty list, but in fact you got a single element list
containing an empty string.  This fixes it so you get an empty list.

12 years agodaemon: Fix return value from aug_defnode.
Richard Jones [Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:00:23 +0000 (16:00 +0000)]
daemon: Fix return value from aug_defnode.

Bug fix - the return value from this function was wrong
in the no-Augeas case.

12 years agoImplement 'dd' command.
Richard Jones [Sun, 22 Nov 2009 19:15:56 +0000 (19:15 +0000)]
Implement 'dd' command.

12 years agoUse STRPREFIX instead of STREQLEN.
Richard Jones [Sun, 22 Nov 2009 19:14:48 +0000 (19:14 +0000)]

12 years agogenerator: second parameter to upload is Dev_or_Path, not String.
Richard Jones [Sun, 22 Nov 2009 19:14:19 +0000 (19:14 +0000)]
generator: second parameter to upload is Dev_or_Path, not String.

12 years agobuild: Add missing dependencies in perl directory
Matthew Booth [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:45:22 +0000 (18:45 +0000)]
build: Add missing dependencies in perl directory

make all in the perl directory was missing a check that the library had been

make check in the perl directory was missing a check that the appliance and test
images had been built.

12 years agobuild: Ensure building appliance depends on guestfsd
Matthew Booth [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:43:20 +0000 (18:43 +0000)]
build: Ensure building appliance depends on guestfsd

Previously, only the rule checked the daemon had been built.
is called directly from within, so in that path the dependency was never
checked. This adds the daemon dependency explicitly to the rebuild-from-scratch

12 years agobuild: Don't re-check for each generator_built in daemon directory
Matthew Booth [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:05:49 +0000 (18:05 +0000)]
build: Don't re-check for each generator_built in daemon directory

12 years agobuild: Rebuild the daemon as necessary from other directories
Matthew Booth [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:52:27 +0000 (17:52 +0000)]
build: Rebuild the daemon as necessary from other directories

This change ensure that making the appliance will always rebuild the daemon if

12 years agoUpdate TODO file.
Richard Jones [Sat, 21 Nov 2009 21:11:44 +0000 (21:11 +0000)]
Update TODO file.

12 years agoperl: Add Sys::Guestfs::Lib::feature_available
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:20:28 +0000 (18:20 +0000)]
perl: Add Sys::Guestfs::Lib::feature_available

This is a nicer Perl wrapper around $g->available call.

Update the other code in Sys::Guestfs::Lib to use it before using
LVM, Augeas.

12 years agoavailability: Skip tests when functions are not available.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:32:53 +0000 (16:32 +0000)]
availability: Skip tests when functions are not available.

12 years agoavailability: Add optional groups and implement guestfs_available call.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:10:06 +0000 (14:10 +0000)]
availability: Add optional groups and implement guestfs_available call.

The current groups are defined very conservatively using the
following criteria:
 (a) Would be impossible to implement on Windows because of
     sheer architectural differences (eg: mknod).
 (b) Already optional (augeas, inotify).
 (c) Not currently optional but not implemented on older RHEL and
     Debian releases (ntfs-3g.probe, scrub, zerofree).

The optional groups I've defined according to these criteria are:

 . augeas
 . inotify
 . linuxfsuuid
 . linuxmodules
 . linuxxattrs
 . lvm2
 . mknod
 . ntfs3g
 . scrub
 . selinux
 . zerofree

(Note that these choices don't prevent us from adding more
optional groups in future.  On the other hand to avoid breaking
ABIs we would not wish to change the above groups).

The rest of this large commit is really just implementation:

Each optional function is classified using Optional "group"
flag in the generator.

The daemon has to implement a function

  int optgroup_<name>_available (void);

for each optional group.  Some of these functions are fixed at
compile time, and some do simple run-time tests.

The do_available implementation in the daemon looks up the correct
function in a table and runs it.

We document the optional groups in the guestfs(3) man page.

Also: I added a NOT_AVAILABLE macro in order to unify all the
existing places where we had a message equivalent to
"function __func__ is not available".

12 years agoavailability: Add guestfs_available.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:06:49 +0000 (13:06 +0000)]
availability: Add guestfs_available.

Start a new API allowing groups of functions to be tested for

There are two reasons for this:

(1) If libguestfs is built with missing dependencies (eg. no Augeas lib)
then the corresponding functions are disabled in the appliance.  Up till
now there has been no way to test for this except to speculatively
issue commands and check for errors.

(2) When we port the daemon to Win32 it is likely that major pieces of
functionality won't be available (eg. LVM support).  This API gives
a way to test for that.

There is no change for existing clients: you still have to check for
errors from individual API calls.

For new clients, you will be able to test for availability of particular

Usage scenario (A): An LVM editing tool which requires
both the LVM API and inotify in order to function at all:

  char *apis[] = { "inotify", "lvm2", NULL };
  r = guestfs_available (g, apis);
  if (r == -1) {
    /* print an error and exit */

Usage scenario (B): A general purpose tool which optionally provides
configuration file editing, but this can be disabled, the result
merely being reduced functionality:

  char *apis[] = { "augeas", NULL };
  r = guestfs_available (g, apis);
  enable_config_edit_menus = r == 0;

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Use gnulib modules for first porting to Win32.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:48:51 +0000 (11:48 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Use gnulib modules for first porting to Win32.

12 years agobuild: Add missing dependency>guestfs_protocol.h
Matthew Booth [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:48:38 +0000 (16:48 +0000)]
build: Add missing dependency>guestfs_protocol.h

12 years agobuild: correct sed transformation to work also on .git-module-status
Jim Meyering [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:25:00 +0000 (16:25 +0100)]
build: correct sed transformation to work also on .git-module-status

My patch was wrong.
I kept the sed transformation the same in the two places,
but it wasn't strict enough to also work on the file contents.
Sorry about that.  This fixes it.

>From 93927cc7b9f63c414e5bfeb7eba393fde3295601 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jim Meyering <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:23:17 +0100
Subject: [PATCH libguestfs] build: correct sed transformation to work also on .git-module-status

* Use a more strict sed transformation so it works also
on the contents of .git-module-status, which has no prefix.
* (_submodule_hash): Use a stricter sed regexp.

12 years agobuild: make update .git-module-status, as it should
Jim Meyering [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:30:57 +0000 (14:30 +0100)]
build: make update .git-module-status, as it should

I ran, but then make was always failing like this:

    $ make *** gnulib update required; run ./ first.  Stop.

Here's the fix:

>From f743f32079fea2e8a17c7f5b59305e584c75dba0 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jim Meyering <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:29:55 +0100
Subject: [PATCH libguestfs] build: make update .git-module-status, as it should

* Without this, "make" would always say "gnulib update
required; run ./ first", even after you'd run

12 years agomaint: use EXIT_* symbol (not constant, 2) to indicate key/path not found
Jim Meyering [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:18:06 +0000 (12:18 +0100)]
maint: use EXIT_* symbol (not constant, 2) to indicate key/path not found

* hivex/hivexget.c (EXIT_NOT_FOUND): Define.
(main): Use exit (EXIT_NOT_FOUND), not "exit (2)".

12 years agomaint: use EXIT_SUCCESS and EXIT_FAILURE, not 0 and 1 in "usage", too
Jim Meyering [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:15:14 +0000 (12:15 +0100)]
maint: use EXIT_SUCCESS and EXIT_FAILURE, not 0 and 1 in "usage", too

Convert by running these commands:
perl -pi -e 's/\b(usage ?)\(1\)/$1(EXIT_FAILURE)/' \
  fish/fish.c fuse/guestmount.c
perl -pi -e 's/\b(usage ?)\(0\)/$1(EXIT_SUCCESS)/' \
  fish/fish.c fuse/guestmount.c
* fish/fish.c (main): Replace 0/1 with EXIT_SUCCESS/EXIT_FAILURE.
* fuse/guestmount.c (main): Likewise.

12 years agomaint: use EXIT_SUCCESS and EXIT_FAILURE, not 0 and 1 to exit
Jim Meyering [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:09:42 +0000 (12:09 +0100)]
maint: use EXIT_SUCCESS and EXIT_FAILURE, not 0 and 1 to exit

Convert all uses automatically, via these two commands:
git grep -l '\<exit *(1)' \
  | grep -vEf .x-sc_prohibit_magic_number_exit \
  | xargs --no-run-if-empty \
    perl -pi -e 's/\b(exit ?)\(1\)/$1(EXIT_FAILURE)/'
git grep -l '\<exit *(0)' \
  | grep -vEf .x-sc_prohibit_magic_number_exit \
  | xargs --no-run-if-empty \
  perl -pi -e 's/\b(exit ?)\(0\)/$1(EXIT_SUCCESS)/'
* .x-sc_prohibit_magic_number_exit: New file.

Edit (RWMJ): Don't change Java code.

12 years agomaint: remove unnecessary include of openat.h
Jim Meyering [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:50:54 +0000 (11:50 +0100)]
maint: remove unnecessary include of openat.h

* daemon/realpath.c: Don't include "openat.h".  not used.

12 years agobuild: update gnulib submodule to latest
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:44:38 +0000 (10:44 +0000)]
build: update gnulib submodule to latest

12 years agodaemon/gnulib: Include glob module.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:43:45 +0000 (10:43 +0000)]
daemon/gnulib: Include glob module.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Don't include missing headers.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:41:07 +0000 (10:41 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Don't include missing headers.

This is a partial fix for code in guestfsd.c where many of these
header files are missing on Win32.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: make some functions and fields optional.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:38:07 +0000 (10:38 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: make some functions and fields optional.

inotify: Make this optional on platforms that don't have this interface.

mknod, mkfifo etc.: Make these optional on non-Unix platforms.

readdir: If d_type field is missing on the platform, set the corresponding
field to 'u'.

stat: st_blocks and st_blksize are missing on non-Unix platforms, so
set these fields to -1 in the corresponding structures.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: NAME_MAX does not exist on Windows, use FILENAME_MAX instead.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:36:59 +0000 (10:36 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: NAME_MAX does not exist on Windows, use FILENAME_MAX instead.

12 years agodaemon: Missing #includes revealed by cross-compiling.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:36:21 +0000 (10:36 +0000)]
daemon: Missing #includes revealed by cross-compiling.

12 years agodaemon/Win32: Ignore mingw32-config.cache.
Richard Jones [Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:33:27 +0000 (10:33 +0000)]
daemon/Win32: Ignore mingw32-config.cache.

The Fedora Windows cross-compiler 'mingw32-configure' script always
uses a configure cache.  Ignore that file.

12 years agogenerator: open Unix module by default.
Richard Jones [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:01:53 +0000 (17:01 +0000)]
generator: open Unix module by default.


  open Unix

at the top of the generator, which means that we don't need to
prefix any '' symbols (we can just use 'foo' instead).

Unfortunately the Unix module shadows one symbol in Pervasives
(the Pervasives module is opened by default in OCaml code).  That
symbol is 'stdout'.  So we replace this with 'Pervasives.stdout'
in two places.  Still a net reduction in code size.

12 years agosyntax-check: Fix tab-vs-space issue in the generator.
Richard Jones [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:59:56 +0000 (16:59 +0000)]
syntax-check: Fix tab-vs-space issue in the generator.

12 years agoUpdate PO files.
Richard Jones [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:50:19 +0000 (16:50 +0000)]
Update PO files.

12 years agoUpdate TODO file.
Richard Jones [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:50:04 +0000 (16:50 +0000)]
Update TODO file.

12 years agobuild: Fix parallel build of haskell bindings
Matthew Booth [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:10:01 +0000 (16:10 +0000)]
build: Fix parallel build of haskell bindings

ghc isn't clever enough not to stomp on itself when building dependencies. This
change makes the 1 dependency explicit.

It also adds a dependency on src/

12 years agobuild: Fix inter-directory dependencies
Matthew Booth [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:10:00 +0000 (16:10 +0000)]
build: Fix inter-directory dependencies

This change adds an explicit dependency on for every file it
generates, except java files. Java is left for another time because it's
considerably trickier.

It also adds a build rule for src/ so it can be rebuilt as required
from other directories.

It does this by creating a top level make file,, which can be
included from sub-directories. sub-directories need to define 'generator_built'
to include local files which are built by, and they will be updated

This fixes parallel make, and will automatically re-create generated files when
make is run from any directory.

It also fixes the problem which efad4f53 was targetting. Specifically,
src/guestfs_protocol.(c|h) had an erroneous dependency on stamp-generator, and
therefore, despite not being directly created by it. This caused
them to be recreated every time ran rather than only when
src/guestfs_protocol.x was updated, which cascaded into a daemon and therefore
appliance update.

This patch also changes the contents of the distribution tarball by including
files created by rpcgen.

12 years agogenerator: Acquire lock to prevent two parallel runs of the generator.
Richard Jones [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:48:59 +0000 (13:48 +0000)]
generator: Acquire lock to prevent two parallel runs of the generator.

This commit acquires a lock on a file to prevent two parallel runs of
the generator from stomping on each other.  The second run will wait
for the first to complete before starting.

The lock is acquired on the "HACKING" file because it's convenient --
we are already checking this file exists to make sure that we don't
start off in the wrong directory.

Tested by adding some artificial sleeps in the code to observe
locking behaviour between two parallel runs.

12 years agosyntax-check: expand TABs in
Jim Meyering [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:41:50 +0000 (11:41 +0100)]
syntax-check: expand TABs in

Jim Meyering wrote:
>>From 6f128e90afb055f9899011c4a592eb289e678936 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Jim Meyering <>
> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:39:10 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH libguestfs] syntax-check: expand TABs in
> * src/ Expand leading TABs to spaces.

That was incomplete.
Please use the following instead.
With it, now, "make syntax-check" now passes once again.

>From 716a30d0b692972aac8fbea1fb7ad3318ab3a0d8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jim Meyering <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:39:10 +0100
Subject: [PATCH libguestfs] syntax-check: expand leading TABs

* src/ Expand leading TABs to spaces.
* fuse/ Likewise.

12 years agosyntax-check: exempt *.pod from no-trailing-blank prohibition
Jim Meyering [Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:37:13 +0000 (11:37 +0100)]
syntax-check: exempt *.pod from no-trailing-blank prohibition

* .x-sc_trailing_blank: Exempt *.pod.

12 years agoBUILT_SOURCES now depends on running the generator.
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:41:41 +0000 (17:41 +0000)]
BUILT_SOURCES now depends on running the generator.

This completely reverts commit efad4f53923dcca94613e193d6383bd032e70498.

12 years agodaemon/RHEL: Choose correct udev settle script.
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:02:53 +0000 (16:02 +0000)]
daemon/RHEL: Choose correct udev settle script.

On RHEL/CentOS 5.4, udevadm settle command does not work.  This didn't
affect us before, but now that we're using parted for partitioning, we
*do* need to wait for udev to settle (because parted isn't waiting for
this, unlike sfdisk).

This commit chooses the correct program to run.

12 years agofuse/RHEL: Don't require UTIME_{NOW,OMIT} to be defined.
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:01:23 +0000 (16:01 +0000)]
fuse/RHEL: Don't require UTIME_{NOW,OMIT} to be defined.

These macros don't exist on RHEL/CentOS 5.4.  If the feature
is missing then just don't implement it in the FUSE layer.

12 years agoappliance: Print uptime.
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:31:08 +0000 (17:31 +0000)]
appliance: Print uptime.

Print the uptime just before the init script runs the daemon, so we
have a good idea of how long the kernel boot + init script takes to run.

12 years agorecipes: Fix git URL. 1.0.79
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:11:25 +0000 (14:11 +0000)]
recipes: Fix git URL.

12 years agoPrepare for version 1.0.79.
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:40:32 +0000 (13:40 +0000)]
Prepare for version 1.0.79.

12 years agofuse: Add to EXTRA_DIST.
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:40:04 +0000 (13:40 +0000)]
fuse: Add to EXTRA_DIST.

12 years agogenerator: Fix API of functions that return RBufferOut
Richard Jones [Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:37:10 +0000 (10:37 +0000)]
generator: Fix API of functions that return RBufferOut

(NB: The API / ABI doesn't actually change here - it's just made much
simpler to use).

The API for RBufferOut functions was unexpectedly hard to use in the
case where a zero-length buffer might be returned.  For discussion on
this see:

This commit ensures that in the zero-length buffer case, the return
value is never NULL.  Thus code is now able to just check if the return
value == NULL to indicate an error, which is simpler for all concerned.

The implementation of this is, however, more complex because we have
to be careful about this case inside both the daemon and the library
code, which is what this commit does.

This has passed a full round of tests.

12 years agofuse: Add tests for guestmount.
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:03:31 +0000 (17:03 +0000)]
fuse: Add tests for guestmount.

This script contains non-exhaustive tests for the system calls
implemented by guestmount.

12 years agofuse: Fix read for empty files.
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:02:45 +0000 (17:02 +0000)]
fuse: Fix read for empty files.

Error handling for the guestfs_pread call was incorrect, which
meant that empty files could produce spurious error messages.

12 years agofish: Improve output of guestfish -h cmd
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:00:17 +0000 (20:00 +0000)]
fish: Improve output of guestfish -h cmd

Display this output like a short manual page.

Don't put <..> around the parameters to the command.

12 years agoNew API call: fill - fill a file with octets
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:51:29 +0000 (19:51 +0000)]
New API call: fill - fill a file with octets

12 years agofuse: Fix cache invalidation in rename operation.
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:01:19 +0000 (17:01 +0000)]
fuse: Fix cache invalidation in rename operation.

We need to invalidate both parameters, otherwise the old (moved)
file can appear that it still exists after the move.

12 years agofuse: Fix hard link creation.
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:02:15 +0000 (17:02 +0000)]
fuse: Fix hard link creation.

The parameters were swapped.  We also need to invalidate the
cache for both parameters.

12 years agofuse: Fix symlink creation (RHBZ#538069).
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:59:52 +0000 (16:59 +0000)]
fuse: Fix symlink creation (RHBZ#538069).

The parameters were swapped, preventing symlinks from being created.

12 years agovirt-df: Ignore domains which have ID 0.
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:21:54 +0000 (14:21 +0000)]
virt-df: Ignore domains which have ID 0.

This is the remainder of the fix for RHBZ#538041.  Domains
which have ID 0 are special domains.  libvirt defines it as
the "control plane OS".  Only Xen and HyperV have this
behaviour, and in both cases we should ignore those domains
for the purposes of virt-df (user can just run "df" if they
need that information for the dom0).

12 years agovirt-df: Turn errors into warnings when listing all domains.
Richard Jones [Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:09:58 +0000 (14:09 +0000)]
virt-df: Turn errors into warnings when listing all domains.

This is a partial fix for RHBZ#538041.  When listing all domains,
don't die just because one domain fails, but keep trying for the

12 years agoDocs: copyediting
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 22:23:08 +0000 (22:23 +0000)]
Docs: copyediting

12 years agoDocs: Add documentation about other language bindings to API overview.
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:36:04 +0000 (16:36 +0000)]
Docs: Add documentation about other language bindings to API overview.

12 years agoDocs: line folding in example.
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:35:51 +0000 (16:35 +0000)]
Docs: line folding in example.

12 years agoDocs: group preformatted sections of text together.
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:57:32 +0000 (15:57 +0000)]
Docs: group preformatted sections of text together.

12 years agoDocs typo: limited -> limits
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:09:10 +0000 (15:09 +0000)]
Docs typo: limited -> limits

12 years agoDocs: Add section on using multiple threads.
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:47:32 +0000 (14:47 +0000)]
Docs: Add section on using multiple threads.

This section was missing from the previous documentation.

12 years agoDocs: Add/extend API overview.
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:13:31 +0000 (14:13 +0000)]
Docs: Add/extend API overview.

12 years agoDocs: Remove incorrect statement from man page.
Richard W.M. Jones [Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:15:09 +0000 (12:15 +0000)]
Docs: Remove incorrect statement from man page.

The low-level event-based API never existed so this statement
in the man page is wrong.  If you want an asynchronous API, use

12 years agobuild: revive the ocaml package tests
Jim Meyering [Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:34:08 +0000 (11:34 +0100)]
build: revive the ocaml package tests

* Generalize the ocaml-package-existence test.
Remove the git-related part of the old test.

12 years agoGenerate guestfs_protocol.x when stamp-generator updates
Matthew Booth [Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:50:24 +0000 (13:50 +0000)]
Generate guestfs_protocol.x when stamp-generator updates

This partially reverts efad4f53923dcca94613e193d6383bd032e70498.
guestfs_protocol.x wasn't being generated when building from a clean checkout.

12 years Remove test for ocaml etc from this script.
Richard Jones [Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:40:04 +0000 (13:40 +0000)] Remove test for ocaml etc from this script.

This test seems to cause a lot of trouble.  We need to go back to
the drawing-board on this one.

12 years agoSet cpio blocksize to 64K.
Richard Jones [Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:55:26 +0000 (10:55 +0000)]
Set cpio blocksize to 64K.


12 years agoDebian: don't depend on gfs-tools since these have depsolving problems.
Richard Jones [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:12:46 +0000 (19:12 +0000)]
Debian: don't depend on gfs-tools since these have depsolving problems.

12 years agoUpdate PO files for release. 1.0.78
Richard Jones [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:45:13 +0000 (18:45 +0000)]
Update PO files for release.

12 years agoCheck for ocaml-xml-light-devel (xml-light.cmxa)
Richard Jones [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:38:54 +0000 (18:38 +0000)]
Check for ocaml-xml-light-devel (xml-light.cmxa)

Also unquote $pkg since OCaml package names can never contain
spaces or other unfriendly characters.

12 years agoPrepare for version 1.0.78
Richard Jones [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:23:52 +0000 (18:23 +0000)]
Prepare for version 1.0.78

12 years agotell "make syntax-check" that examples/to-xml.c is exempt from some tests
Jim Meyering [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:49:42 +0000 (18:49 +0100)]
tell "make syntax-check" that examples/to-xml.c is exempt from some tests

* .x-sc_prohibit_strcmp: Exempt examples/to-xml.c.
* .x-sc_prohibit_strcmp_and_strncmp: Likewise.

12 years agoexamples: Don't use STREQ etc in the to-xml.c example.
Richard Jones [Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:09:54 +0000 (17:09 +0000)]
examples: Don't use STREQ etc in the to-xml.c example.