[libvirt] Libvirtd needs to be always running/

Stefan de Konink skinkie at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 4 06:59:19 UTC 2008

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Yushu Yao wrote:

> It seems that libvirtd has to run with root, is this true?

To make itself useful it should be root yes.

> But why does libvirtd need to run for QEMU? If it's for start/stop/pause vm,
> is Qemu's command line tool not enough?

I presume it works by keeping reference to the domain, and is not able to
manipulate the domain if it does not own it... but this is a guess :)


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