[PATCH for 8.9.0 2/2] docs: Remind users to remove --timeout option without socket activation

Martin Kletzander mkletzan at redhat.com
Wed Oct 26 14:26:59 UTC 2022

There is part of our man page that describes how to switch to the
traditional (non-socket) activation but it might still happens sometimes that
there is an extra --timeout option specified for the daemon.

Signed-off-by: Martin Kletzander <mkletzan at redhat.com>
 docs/manpages/libvirtd.rst | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/manpages/libvirtd.rst b/docs/manpages/libvirtd.rst
index 1347b9b21042..9a9324ffc2d6 100644
--- a/docs/manpages/libvirtd.rst
+++ b/docs/manpages/libvirtd.rst
@@ -79,6 +79,9 @@ unit files must be masked:
    $ systemctl mask libvirtd.socket libvirtd-ro.socket \
       libvirtd-admin.socket libvirtd-tls.socket libvirtd-tcp.socket
+On top of that make sure that the --timeout argument is not used for the daemon
+since it would not be started upon any later connection.
 If using libvirt-guests service then the ordering for that service needs to be
 adapted so that it is ordered after the service unit instead of the socket unit.
 Since dependencies and ordering cannot be changed with drop-in overrides, the

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