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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 12/13] set vnc password from xen

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 12/13] set vnc password from xenstore.
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 23:29:15 +0200
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Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> If the monitor really isn't sufficient, then I'd suggest allowing an
> open file descriptor to be specified on the -vnc arg, eg
>   -vnc localhost:3,passwdfd=6
> And then let QEMU read the password from this file descriptor. I'd rather
> XenD just used the monitor though - it'll ultimately need to use it anyway
> to perform disk/network hotplug amongst other things.

I'd say using the monitor is the way to go for xend.  I'd expect setting
the vnc port in xenstore (for -vncunused functionality) will be vetoed
too.  Thus xend will have to use the monitor anyway to figure the vnc
port.  No point in implementing a passwdfd= option then.



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