injecting network configuration adaptively for various type of linux partition layout

Registered by Reynolds Chin on 2011-12-20

The deficient of the current way of injecting network configuration to VM are:
1. the configuration file is always injected to the first partition. It will be injected wrongly if one use native ubuntu livecd installation, the file will go to /boot
2. it is unable to recognize the layout of the partitions, such as Linux partition and Linux LVM.

A new way of injecting network configuration is proposed in this blueprint.
The new features are as follows:
1. checking the partition layout of a VM image using "fdisk", if "linux LVM member" is found, the corresponding volume groups will be mounted.
2. a strategy will be adopted to search the folder's pattern(such as /etc), to make sure the configuration is injected correctly.
3. a strategy will be adopted to search the content layout, such that various kinds of linux distributions will be recognized and injecting distribution-specificated configuration file for them.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Vish Ishaya
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Reynolds Chin
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Reynolds Chin
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Vish Ishaya on 2012-04-26

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I just wanted to comment that I believe this a bad path to start down.
--tr3buchet

Based on discussion at the summit, we are not going this route.

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