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

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Dec 4 14:58:09 UTC 2008

Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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. 
> Daniel

Pushed now.


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