We need the ability for a user to specify the cache mechanism used by each virtual disk device.
The user should be able to select between "no cache", "writethrough" and "writeback' where no-cache should be the default.
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Upstream virt-manager has this functionality, but it isn't feasible to backport to RHEL5 so would require a rebase. Since that's not on the books for 5.6, deferring to 5.7
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Since I doubt we will ever be rebasing virt-manager/virtinst in RHEL5 again, and this backport would be pretty painful, I'm closing this as WONTFIX. Users will just have to manually edit the XML to change cache values.
If this isn't sufficient, please reopen.