[libvirt] [PATCH] Increase initial qemu monitor read timeout

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Dec 2 10:53:49 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 05:36:51PM -0500, Cole Robinson wrote:
> See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=453491
> We've been getting bug reports like the above against virt-manager for a
> while now: installing new VMs consistently throws an error 'Timed out
> while reading monitor startup output'. The user can then just retry the
> install and it will go off without a hitch.
> I only just realized that the common thread between the reports is
> physical install media: apparently the qemu monitor isn't too responsive
> while it's waiting for a cold cd drive to spin up.
> The attached patch jacks up the timeout from 3 seconds to 10 seconds
> when doing the initial monitor read. I verified that this fixes the issue.

ACK, seems reasonable, although it'll block the caller for longer, this
is best option with way we currently handle startup. 

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