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[libvirt] [PATCH] Improve error message for disabled client-side drivers



Report that libvirt was built without that driver instead of
trying to connect to a libvirtd, when we know that this is
going to fail.
---

I had this on my todo list for a while now, because multiple people on
the mailing list and on IRC reported problems that can be summarized as:

"I just built/installed libvirt and want to connect to an ESX server,
but libvirt complains about missing certificates or wants to connect to
a non-existing libvirtd on the ESX server. I don't get it..."

The problem was always the same: libvirt built without the ESX driver.
But people don't get that, because libvirt reported cryptic errors in
that situation.

I decided to fix this now because the problem was reported again on
IRC today.

 src/libvirt.c |   28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/libvirt.c b/src/libvirt.c
index 2754fd0..2487b82 100644
--- a/src/libvirt.c
+++ b/src/libvirt.c
@@ -1210,6 +1210,34 @@ do_open (const char *name,
     ret->flags = flags & VIR_CONNECT_RO;
 
     for (i = 0; i < virDriverTabCount; i++) {
+        /* We're going to probe the remote driver next. So we have already
+         * probed all other client-side-only driver before, but none of them
+         * accepted the URI.
+         * If the scheme corresponds to a known but disabled client-side-only
+         * driver then report a useful error, instead of a cryptic one about
+         * not being able to connect to libvirtd or not being able to find
+         * certificates. */
+        if (virDriverTab[i]->no == VIR_DRV_REMOTE &&
+            ret->uri != NULL && ret->uri->scheme != NULL &&
+            (
+# ifndef WITH_PHYP
+             STRCASEEQ(ret->uri->scheme, "phyp") ||
+# endif
+# ifndef WITH_ESX
+             STRCASEEQ(ret->uri->scheme, "esx") ||
+             STRCASEEQ(ret->uri->scheme, "gsx") ||
+# endif
+# ifndef WITH_XENAPI
+             STRCASEEQ(ret->uri->scheme, "xenapi") ||
+# endif
+             false)) {
+            virReportErrorHelper(NULL, VIR_FROM_NONE, VIR_ERR_INVALID_ARG,
+                                 __FILE__, __FUNCTION__, __LINE__,
+                                 _("libvirt was built without the '%s' driver"),
+                                 ret->uri->scheme);
+            goto failed;
+        }
+
         DEBUG("trying driver %d (%s) ...",
               i, virDriverTab[i]->name);
         res = virDriverTab[i]->open (ret, auth, flags);
-- 
1.7.0.4


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