[libvirt] [PATCHv2 0/4] support the listenNetwork attribute in <graphics>

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Fri Jul 22 13:23:37 UTC 2011

On 07/22/2011 04:37 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> The 'listenNetwork' attribute would solve the second, but do
> nothing to solve the first.
> I think we ought to thus use a subelement
>     <graphics>
>       <listen type='network' network='foo'/>
>     </graphics>
>     <graphics>
>       <listen type='address' address=''/>
>       <listen type='address' address=''/>
>       <listen type='address' address='fec0:1:2::232'/>

And instead of listenNetwork, this would be:

    <listen type='network' name='netname'/>

>     </graphics>

Of course, for back-compat reasons, the first <listen> tag with an 
address (and not a network name) should _also_ populate the listen='' 
attribute of <graphics>.  So, just like we did for networks, a single 
listen address can be specified in one or both locations on input, but 
is shown in both on output, and the new listen-network uses only the new 
sub-element style.

I like the idea, and do think it's more flexible, if qemu ever learns to 
support multiple interfaces.

> Yes, I know QEMU does not support listening on multiple addresses
> yet, but QEMU really needs to be fixed in that respect. This
> shouldn't stop us from structuring the XML nicely now.

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
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