[Libvir] PATCH: RFC: env var to set default connection URI

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Sun Jan 20 16:03:02 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:07:18PM +0100, Soren Hansen wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 06:29:52PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > So this patch adds support for LIBVIRT_DEFAULT_URI env variable which
> > will be used if the connect URI is NULL. If that variable is not set
> > it will still default to Xen. 
> virsh needs to be made aware of this as well. Current behaviour for
> virsh is to connect readOnly if the connection uri is NULL and you're
> not root. That will cause quite unexpected problems, if
> LIBVIRT_DEFAULT_URI is set to e.g. qemu:///session.

Yes, the automatic use of readOnly is not neccessary now that we have
proper authentication support, because we can authenticate to get a full
read-write connection if required. I'll cook up a new patch with this
change & the uri.html docs update.

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