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Re: [libvirt] Is it possible to set a timeout to the Connection class?



On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 07:54:54AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 02/19/2014 04:06 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 
> > FWIW, for the initial 'virConnectOpen' API I think it probably would
> > be worthwhile us supporting a standardized "timeout" URI parameter.
> > That way if the remote service doesn't respond at all for some
> > reason users can have fine control.  That's a sufficiently targetted
> > use case that it'd be easy to do, compared to timeouts for arbitrary
> > APIs.
> 
> Indeed - having a timeout on the initial connection attempt is much more
> useful than worrying about individual APIs when you have a responsive
> connection, since it is the indeterminate time of establishing a remote
> connection that may be the problem here.  But does that mean yet another
> C API?  We already have virConnectOpen{,ReadOnly,Auth}.  Or are you
> envisioning this just in the language bindings (Java, python - but not C)?

I was actually thinking of (ab)using the URI for this eg

    qemu+tcp://somehost/system?timeout=60

Daniel
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