[vbox-dev] getStatistic method issues

Klaus Espenlaub Klaus.Espenlaub at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 28 13:48:04 PST 2010


Igor Shkodyrev schrieb:
> Hello,
> my Vbox v3.1.2 is running on Linux Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 as a host
> system, as a guest system i use Ubuntu Server 9.10 with Guest
> Additions installed.
> I tried to write a function on Python which returns information about
> the OS running inside the virtual machine, for this purpose i was
> going to use methods of IGuest interface.

The statistics stuff was only implemented for Windows guests. For others 
it's still on the todo list (low priority).

So the behavior you see is about as good as it gets. The only thing I 
can't explain is the odd error code you get.

Klaus

> 
> At first i tried to modify existing vboxshell.py script in order to
> implement own function 'stats3':
> 
> ----
> def stats3Cmd(ctx, args):
>    print args
>    vers = ctx['vb'].version
>    print "Version is", vers
> 
>    if (len(args) < 2):
>        print "usage: stats3 [vmname|uuid]"
>        return 0
> 
>    mach = argsToMach(ctx,args)
>    if mach == None:
>        return 0
>    os = ctx['vb'].getGuestOSType(mach.OSTypeId)
>    print "  Name [name]: %s" %(mach.name)
>    print "  ID [n/a]: %s" %(mach.id)
>    print "  OS Type [n/a]: %s" %(os.description)
> 
>    manager = ctx['mgr']
>    vb = ctx['vb']
>    session = manager.getSessionObject(vb)
>    if mach.sessionState == ctx['ifaces'].SessionState_Open:
>        vb.openExistingSession(session, mach.id )
>    else:
>        vb.openSession(session, mach.id )
> 
>    console = session.console
>    guest = console.guest
>    guestadd_ver1 = guest.additionsVersion
>    print guestadd_ver1
> 
>    cpu = 0
>    threads = guest.getStatistic( cpu, 4 )
>    print threads
> 
>    return 0
> 
> ----
> 
> after execution this function i've got the following traceback:
> ----
> $ python vboxshell2.py
> Running VirtualBox version 3.1.2
> vbox> stats3 ubuntusrv1
> ['stats3', 'ubuntusrv1']
> Version is 3.1.2
>  Name [name]: ubuntusrv1
>  ID [n/a]: 1c58fc27-ed25-4e82-b041-47c312296b82
>  OS Type [n/a]: Ubuntu
> 65540
> 0x80070057 (Invalid argument value (NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG))
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "vboxshell2.py", line 1258, in interpret
>    done = runCommand(ctx, cmd)
>  File "vboxshell2.py", line 1177, in runCommand
>    return runCommandArgs(ctx, args)
>  File "vboxshell2.py", line 1170, in runCommandArgs
>    return ci[1](ctx, args)
>  File "vboxshell2.py", line 642, in stats3Cmd
>    threads = guest.getStatistic( cpu, 4 )
>  File "<XPCOMObject method 'getStatistic'>", line 3, in getStatistic
> Exception: 0x80070057 (Invalid argument value (NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG))
> vbox>
> ----
> 
> after this i tried to implement this function to work over vboxwebsrv,
> but .. no luck again:
> ----
> $ python vboxtests.py
> 
> Version is 3.1.2
> revision is 56127
> host is Linux
> home folder /home/isv/.VirtualBox
> machs_list:ubuntusrv1
> 
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "vboxtests.py", line 90, in <module>
>    main()
>  File "vboxtests.py", line 85, in main
>    machineInfo(manager, machine)
>  File "vboxtests.py", line 61, in machineInfo
>    memory_available = guest.getStatistic( cpu, 4 )
>  File "/home/isv/home/diplom/src/VirtualBox_wrappers.py", line 4114,
> in getStatistic
>    val=self.mgr.getPort().IGuest_getStatistic(req)
>  File "/home/isv/home/diplom/src/VirtualBox_services.py", line 3746,
> in IGuest_getStatistic
>    response = self.binding.Receive(IGuest_getStatisticResultMsg.typecode)
>  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/ZSI/client.py", line 536, in Receive
>    return _Binding.Receive(self, replytype, **kw)
>  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/ZSI/client.py", line 455, in Receive
>    raise FaultException(msg)
> ZSI.FaultException: VirtualBox error:  (0x0)
> <VirtualBox_services_types.RuntimeFault_Holder object at 0xa9fa28c>
> ----
> 
> the following output fragment in vboxwebsrv was printed while
> executing the getStatistic method:
> ---
> 25: accepted connection from IP=127.0.0.1 socket=9...
> -- entering __vbox__IGuest_USCOREgetStatistic
>   findRefFromId(): looking up objref 41f8a9570158f2dd-0000000000000007
>   findRefFromId(): sessid 41F8A9570158F2DD, objid 7
>   calling COM method GetStatistic
>   error, raising SOAP exception
> API return code:            0x80070057 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG)
> COM error info result code: 0x0
> COM error info text:        <NULL>
> -- leaving __vbox__IGuest_USCOREgetStatistic, rc: 0x80070057 (-2147024809)
> #### SOAP FAULT: VirtualBox error:  (0x0) [SOAP-ENV:Client]
> Request served
> ---
> 
> 
> was anyone able to implement any function with use of getStatistic method?
> if yes, any example of getStatistic use will be very appreciated.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
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