[libvirt] [PATCH] monitor-proxy: Tool for testing qemu monitor interaction

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Mon Jul 4 01:35:17 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 08:19:14AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 07/01/2011 08:07 AM, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> > It has two modes, normal and interactive.  In normal mode, messages are
> > passed from libvirt to qemu and back as they come and copyied to stdout
> > so that one can monitor the communication.
> Cool!  But post-0.9.3, so I haven't reviewed the patch itself yet.

  yes sounds like a cool debug tool, but for 0.9.4 :-)

> > To start monitor-proxy one needs to follow the following steps:
> > - start a domain
> > - run monitor-proxy [-i] <monitor socket path>
> >     for example: monitor-proxy /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/vm1.monitor
> > - restart libvirtd (this makes libvirtd disconnect from qemu and
> >   reconnect to the proxy)
> Sounds like it would be useful to add a libvirt API (perhaps under the
> qemu namespace, similar to our existing 'virsh qemu-monitor-command'
> extensions, and thus not officially supported) to force libvirt to
> reconnect to a monitor socket without having to restart all of libvirtd.


> > monitor-proxy supports libvirtd restarts, i.e., if libvirtd disconnects,
> > the proxy just waits until it reconnects again.  Stopping the proxy
> > while libvirtd is running kills the domain since libvirtd sees monitor
> > EOF.  To stop using monitor-proxy without killing the domain, one needs
> > to stop libvirtd, stop monitor-proxy, and start libvirtd.
> Again, a libvirt monitor-reconnect command would be handy.

  yup :-)


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