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[Libguestfs] [PATCH] Rejig configure.ac tests for qemu vmchannel support.

The change to "null vmchannel" didn't get reflected in the configure
script which still checks for vmchannel in qemu.

This patch tidies up this part of the configure script so we don't
fail, provided we have support for user mode networking (which is
required for null vmchannel).

This patch didn't make it into 1.0.71.


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>From 2232555b9497d899d356627c612f212993e3c371 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Richard Jones <rjones trick home annexia org>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:34:50 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] Rejig configure.ac tests for qemu vmchannel support.

vmchannel is no longer required, so we shouldn't test for it.
However we should test instead for user mode networking support.

Also fix up the documentation / error messages.

Always test for vmchannel and user mode networking support in
qemu.  This gives us more troubleshooting information if people
report bugs.
 configure.ac |   43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 1 files changed, 32 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 719ece7..e0516c5 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -157,38 +157,59 @@ AC_PATH_PROGS([QEMU],[$with_qemu],[no],
 test "x$QEMU" = "xno" && AC_MSG_ERROR([qemu must be installed])
 AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED([QEMU],["$QEMU"],[Location of qemu binary.])
-dnl Check that the chosen qemu has vmchannel support.
-dnl http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2009-02/msg01042.html
+dnl Check that the chosen qemu has vmchannel support or we can
+dnl fallback to null vmchannel (still using SLIRP).  See the
+dnl discussion in the README file.
 if test "x$vmchannel_test" != "xno"; then
-    AC_MSG_CHECKING([for "guestfwd" support in $QEMU])
+    AC_MSG_CHECKING([for guestfwd support in $QEMU])
     if $QEMU --help | grep -sq guestfwd; then
+        vmchannel_guestfwd=guestfwd
-        AC_MSG_CHECKING([for "-net channel" support in $QEMU])
+	# Note that this test must be conditional on the previous
+	# test failing.  This is because recent qemu will throw
+	# up an SDL window and hang if we try to run this test.
+        AC_MSG_CHECKING([for "-net channel" (old guestfwd) support in $QEMU])
         vmchannelout=`$QEMU -net channel /dev/zero 2>&1 ||:`
         echo "vmchannel test command output: $vmchannelout" >&AS_MESSAGE_LOG_FD
         if echo "$vmchannelout" | grep -sq "vmchannel wrong port number" ; then
+            vmchannel_guestfwd=net_channel
-            AC_MSG_FAILURE(
-[I did not find vmchannel support in $QEMU.
+    	    vmchannel_guestfwd=no
+        fi
+    fi
+    AC_MSG_CHECKING([for "-net user" (user mode network) support in $QEMU])
+    if $QEMU --help | grep -sq -- "-net user"; then
+        AC_MSG_RESULT([yes])
+        vmchannel_net_user=yes
+    else
+        AC_MSG_RESULT([no])
+        vmchannel_net_user=no
+    fi
-vmchannel support is vital for libguestfs to operate.  You need a version
-of qemu >= 0.10, or the following patch backported to earlier versions:
+    if test "x$vmchannel_net_user" = "xno" -a "x$vmchannel_guestfwd" = "xno"; then
+        AC_MSG_FAILURE(
+[I did not find user mode network or vmchannel support in
+Either user mode networking or vmchannel support is vital for
+libguestfs to operate.
+Please read the relevant section in the README file for more
+information about this.
 You can override this test by setting the environment variable
-vmchannel_test=no  However if you don't have vmchannel support
+vmchannel_test=no  However if you don't have the right support
 in your qemu, then this just delays the pain.
 If I am using the wrong qemu or you want to compile qemu from source
 and install it in another location, then you should configure with
 the --with-qemu option.
-        fi

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