[libvirt] [PATCHv2] Error out when using SPICE TLS with spice_tls=0

Christophe Fergeau cfergeau at redhat.com
Fri Feb 24 10:34:45 UTC 2012

It's possible to disable SPICE TLS in qemu.conf. When this happens,
libvirt ignores any SPICE TLS port or x509 directory that may have
been set when it builds the qemu command line to use. However, it's
not ignoring the secure channels that may have been set and adds
tls-channel arguments to qemu command line.
Current qemu versions don't report an error when this happens, and try to use
TLS for the specified channels.

Before this patch

<domain type='kvm'>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>
    <graphics type='spice' port='5900' tlsPort='-1' autoport='yes' listen='0' ke
      <listen type='address' address='0'/>
      <channel name='main' mode='secure'/>
      <channel name='inputs' mode='secure'/>


-spice port=5900,addr=0,disable-ticketing,tls-channel=main,tls-channel=inputs

and starts QEMU.

After this patch, an error is reported if a TLS port is set in the XML
or if secure channels are specified but TLS is disabled in qemu.conf.
This is the behaviour the oVirt people (where I spotted this issue) said
they would expect.

This fixes bug #790436
 src/qemu/qemu_command.c |   12 +++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_command.c b/src/qemu/qemu_command.c
index 5a34504..4f3e61e 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu_command.c
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu_command.c
@@ -5231,7 +5231,12 @@ qemuBuildCommandLine(virConnectPtr conn,
         virBufferAsprintf(&opt, "port=%u", def->graphics[0]->data.spice.port);
-        if (driver->spiceTLS && def->graphics[0]->data.spice.tlsPort != -1)
+        if (def->graphics[0]->data.spice.tlsPort != -1)
+            if (!driver->spiceTLS) {
+                qemuReportError(VIR_ERR_XML_ERROR,
+                                _("spice TLS port set in XML configuration, but TLS is disabled in qemu.conf"));
+                goto error;
+            }
             virBufferAsprintf(&opt, ",tls-port=%u", def->graphics[0]->data.spice.tlsPort);
         switch (virDomainGraphicsListenGetType(def->graphics[0], 0)) {
@@ -5287,6 +5292,11 @@ qemuBuildCommandLine(virConnectPtr conn,
             int mode = def->graphics[0]->data.spice.channels[i];
             switch (mode) {
+                if (!driver->spiceTLS) {
+                    qemuReportError(VIR_ERR_XML_ERROR,
+                                    _("spice secure channels set in XML configuration, but TLS is disabled in qemu.conf"));
+                    goto error;
+                }
                 virBufferAsprintf(&opt, ",tls-channel=%s",

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