[Lxc-users] Regarding lxc tools and libvirt (virsh).

Kumar L Srikanth-B22348 B22348 at freescale.com
Fri Feb 5 10:13:00 UTC 2010

Thanks for the reply Daniel.
I have another issue.
I am creating a Domain using libvirt XML. In order to mount the host's
'/home/srikanth' directory to the new container's '/' directory, my XML
format is shown below:

<domain type='lxc' id='1'>
      <clock offset='utc'/>
  	<filesystem type='mount'>
	  <source dir='/home/srikanth'/> 
	  <target dir='/'/> 
	<console type='pty' />

With the above libvirt XML, Domain is defining, but not starting. When I
issue the start command it's saying "Domain started", but showing "shut
off" status. If I changed the target directory(<traget dir='/'/>) from
'/' to '/home/container1'(<traget dir='/home/container1'/>), the domain
is starting normally and I am able to see the contents in the target

Can you please let me know, how can I set the target directory to '/'?

By the way, I am using libvirt version o.7.6.


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Lezcano [mailto:daniel.lezcano at free.fr] 
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 2:25 PM
To: Kumar L Srikanth-B22348
Cc: lxc-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Lxc-users] Regarding lxc tools and libvirt (virsh).

Kumar L Srikanth-B22348 wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to Linux Containers and Libvirt.
> Recently, I installed Linux Container tools on my Fedora Core 12 (64
> bit) machine and able to create/start/destroy my own containers using 
> the following commands:
> lxc-create
> lxc-sshd
> lxc-start
> lxc-destroy
> And I also installed libvirtd on my machine, and able to 
> create/start/destroy my own domains using the following commands:
> virsh -c lxc:/// define /path/to/domain/xml/configuration/file
> virsh -c lxc:/// start [Domain Name]
> virsh -c lxc:/// shutdown [Domain Name] virsh -c lxc:/// undefine 
> [Domain Name]
> I just wonder is there any relation between the domains created with 
> 'virsh' and containers created with 'lxc-tools' [like lxc-create, 
> lxc-start ..etc]?
> Can I start a container created using 'lxc-create' command with virsh 
> [virsh -c lxc:/// start [Container Name] ...something like that]?
> Please let me know.
No, these are 2 separate projects. But a driver could be implemented to
plug the lxc tools with the libvirt.

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