[libvirt] Libvirtd and OSX... with QEMU

Justin Clift justin at postgresql.org
Thu Feb 18 15:47:44 UTC 2016

On 2016-02-18 10:43, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 05:04:44PM +0000, Justin Clift wrote:
>> But last night I had the realisation that libvirtd itself might work 
>> too
>> since it functions on the other BSD's.  So, took a few minutes to try
>> it out.  Without QEMU installed, libvirtd doesn't error out like the
>> above.  That only happens when QEMU is around.  So, it's related to 
>> that
>> somehow. :)
> Sorry for not replying for a while.  Unfortunately I have no new info
> about this and why it might be happening.  Did you get any further?

No.  My interests lie elsewhere these days (CAD/CAM, medical 
so this just didn't really peak my interest enough to spend more time 
on. ;)

>>> Does it happen every single start?
>> Yeah, completely reliable.
>> One other weirdness showed up too, probably not related though.  
>> Without
>> QEMU installed, when starting up libvirtd with -l enabled (for 
>> listening),
>> it exists complaining about missing cert file.  That in itself is not
>> surprising... except it happens even when TLS is disabled is in 
>> libvirtd.conf.
>> According to the wiki, turning off listen_tls + turning on listen_tcp 
>> should
>> stop the need for cert files:
>>  http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/The_daemon_cannot_be_started
>> Does that sound like a bug too, or more like the wiki is out of date? 
>> :)
> If you have no certificate installed and you have listen_tls=0 and
> listen_tcp=1, it should not be a problem.

k, that's definitely a bug then.

+ Justin

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