[pve-devel] [PATCH v2 1/4] config: add new meta property withe creation time

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Wed Nov 3 16:58:09 CET 2021


currently we only add the creation time (ctime), that was requested
as low priority wish from some users from time to time.

Note that the meta info is not available in the update API endpoints,
and at the moment the code should not change/add/delete it either in
any place.

We may want to update in on actions like clone or backup-restore in
the future, e.g., to also save the time of that event and possibly
the original source VMID, put that can be thought out later.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Lamprecht <t.lamprecht at proxmox.com>
---

no changes

 PVE/API2/Qemu.pm  |  2 ++
 PVE/QemuServer.pm | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 39 insertions(+)

diff --git a/PVE/API2/Qemu.pm b/PVE/API2/Qemu.pm
index 1ac81e2..b479811 100644
--- a/PVE/API2/Qemu.pm
+++ b/PVE/API2/Qemu.pm
@@ -708,6 +708,8 @@ __PACKAGE__->register_method({
 		my $conf = $param;
 		my $arch = PVE::QemuServer::get_vm_arch($conf);
 
+		$conf->{meta} = PVE::QemuServer::new_meta_info_string();
+
 		my $vollist = [];
 		eval {
 		    $vollist = &$create_disks($rpcenv, $authuser, $conf, $arch, $storecfg, $vmid, $pool, $param, $storage);
diff --git a/PVE/QemuServer.pm b/PVE/QemuServer.pm
index fbc0d46..8b98e69 100644
--- a/PVE/QemuServer.pm
+++ b/PVE/QemuServer.pm
@@ -286,6 +286,15 @@ my $rng_fmt = {
     },
 };
 
+my $meta_info_fmt = {
+    'ctime' => {
+	type => 'integer',
+	description => "The guest creation timestamp as UNIX epoch time",
+	minimum => 0,
+	optional => 1,
+    },
+};
+
 my $confdesc = {
     onboot => {
 	optional => 1,
@@ -707,6 +716,12 @@ EODESCR
 	description => "Configure a VirtIO-based Random Number Generator.",
 	optional => 1,
     },
+    meta => {
+	type => 'string',
+	format => $meta_info_fmt,
+	description => "Some (read-only) meta-information about this guest.",
+	optional => 1,
+    },
 };
 
 my $cicustom_fmt = {
@@ -2107,6 +2122,27 @@ sub parse_rng {
     return $res;
 }
 
+sub parse_meta_info {
+    my ($value) = @_;
+
+    return if !$value;
+
+    my $res = eval { parse_property_string($meta_info_fmt, $value) };
+    warn $@ if $@;
+    return $res;
+}
+
+sub new_meta_info_string {
+    my () = @_; # for now do not allow to override any value
+
+    return PVE::JSONSchema::print_property_string(
+	{
+	    ctime => "". int(time()),
+	},
+	$meta_info_fmt
+    );
+}
+
 PVE::JSONSchema::register_format('pve-qm-usb-device', \&verify_usb_device);
 sub verify_usb_device {
     my ($value, $noerr) = @_;
@@ -2128,6 +2164,7 @@ sub json_config_properties {
 	vmstate => 1,
 	runningmachine => 1,
 	runningcpu => 1,
+	meta => 1,
     };
 
     foreach my $opt (keys %$confdesc) {
-- 
2.30.2





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