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Re: [libvirt-users] What is the procedure of libvirt internal when you run a domain.

On 07/10/2012 07:00 AM, xuanmao_001 wrote:
> Hi, all. 
> I want to know when I press run button. start a domain. What is the procedure of libvirt internal.
> I know it will call virDomainCreate(),then qemuDomainStart() -> qemuDomainStartWithFlags(). what is the next?

I'm assuming you pushed the run button within virt-manager or some other
gui.  This makes a call into libvirt.so virDomainCreate(), which then
bundles the arguments into an RPC call to pass to libvirtd using the
code in src/remote.  Then libvirtd (the code in daemon/) unbundles the
RPC call, calls its own copy of virDomainCreate(), which then forwards
into qemuDomainStart() (src/qemu).  So you got that part correct.

Within the body of qemuDomainStart() are calls to helper functions to
build the command line (src/qemu/qemu_command.c) as well as creating the
qemu process (src/qemu/qemu_process.c) and associated monitor connection
(src/qemu/qemu_monitor.c).  You can view the guest log to see the
command line that was created.

Beyond that, I'd suggest you compile your own version of libvirtd with
CFLAGS=-O0, then step through virDomainCreate() under gdb if you really
want to know what's happening.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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