[libvirt] [PATCHV2] qemu: Add support for changing timeout value to open unix monitor socket

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Jan 7 10:39:26 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 11:37:11AM +0100, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 10:28:41AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 06:29:35PM +0200, Pavel Fux wrote:
> > > Adding an option to change monitor socket opening timeout
> > > the current default is 3 seconds and in some cases it's not enough
> > 
> > This should change the *default* to something way bigger than 3
> > seconds, since lots of people are hitting this.  Just look at the
> > dozen Ubuntu forum posts and many other bug reports:
> > 
> > https://www.google.co.uk/search?q="monitor+socket+did+not+show+up"
> > 
> > Sure it can be configurable if you want, but I don't want to have to
> > tell each and every libguestfs user that they should change this to
> > something sensible.  Make the default something much larger.
> > 
> I agree with you here, we could change it to at least 5 seconds *and*
> make it configurable.  I'll propose the change of the default in
> separate patch and try reviewing this ASAP.

Is there a reason not to make it 30 seconds?

The only downside I can see is that if qemu is really hanging/broken
users will have to wait 30 seconds to see that it is hanging, versus
waiting 3 or 5 seconds.  I can't see that is much of a drawback.


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