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[libvirt] [PATCH v2] qemu: Allow using regular audio backends with VNC



Currently all host audio backends are disabled if a VM is using VNC, in
favor of the QEMU VNC audio extension. Unfortunately no released VNC
client supports this extension, so users have no way of getting audio
to work if using VNC.

Add a new config option in qemu.conf which allows changing libvirt's
behavior, but keep the default intact.

v2: Fix doc typos, change name to vnc_allow_host_audio

Signed-off-by: Cole Robinson <crobinso redhat com>
---
 src/qemu/qemu.conf   |   10 ++++++++++
 src/qemu/qemu_conf.c |   17 ++++++++++++-----
 src/qemu/qemu_conf.h |    2 ++
 3 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu.conf b/src/qemu/qemu.conf
index 3da332f..98a1176 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu.conf
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu.conf
@@ -168,3 +168,13 @@
 # be assigned to guests.
 #
 # relaxed_acs_check = 1
+
+
+# QEMU implements an extension for providing audio over a VNC connection,
+# though if your VNC client does not support it, your only chance for getting
+# sound output is through regular audio backends. By default, libvirt will
+# disable all QEMU sound backends if using VNC, since they can cause
+# permissions issues. Enabling this option will make libvirtd honor the
+# QEMU_AUDIO_DRV environment variable when using VNC.
+#
+# vnc_allow_host_audio = 0
diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c b/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c
index 2755545..b4d8e74 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu_conf.c
@@ -351,6 +351,10 @@ int qemudLoadDriverConfig(struct qemud_driver *driver,
     CHECK_TYPE ("relaxed_acs_check", VIR_CONF_LONG);
     if (p) driver->relaxedACS = p->l;
 
+    p = virConfGetValue (conf, "vnc_allow_host_audio");
+    CHECK_TYPE ("vnc_allow_host_audio", VIR_CONF_LONG);
+    if (p) driver->vncAllowHostAudio = p->l;
+
     virConfFree (conf);
     return 0;
 }
@@ -4399,12 +4403,15 @@ int qemudBuildCommandLine(virConnectPtr conn,
             ADD_ARG_LIT(def->graphics[0]->data.vnc.keymap);
         }
 
-        /* QEMU implements a VNC extension for providing audio, so we
-         * set the audio backend to none, to prevent it opening the
-         * host OS audio devices since that causes security issues
-         * and is non-sensical when using VNC.
+        /* Unless user requested it, set the audio backend to none, to
+         * prevent it opening the host OS audio devices, since that causes
+         * security issues and might not work when using VNC.
          */
-        ADD_ENV_LIT("QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=none");
+        if (driver->vncAllowHostAudio) {
+            ADD_ENV_COPY("QEMU_AUDIO_DRV");
+        } else {
+            ADD_ENV_LIT("QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=none");
+        }
     } else if ((def->ngraphics == 1) &&
                def->graphics[0]->type == VIR_DOMAIN_GRAPHICS_TYPE_SDL) {
         char *xauth = NULL;
diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_conf.h b/src/qemu/qemu_conf.h
index 8fd8d79..7fb4de5 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu_conf.h
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu_conf.h
@@ -138,6 +138,8 @@ struct qemud_driver {
 
     unsigned int relaxedACS : 1;
 
+    unsigned int vncAllowHostAudio : 1;
+
     virCapsPtr caps;
 
     /* An array of callbacks */
-- 
1.6.6.1


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