Bug 1031207 - --reconnect option not useful if you are disconnected by another client
--reconnect option not useful if you are disconnected by another client
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Product: Virtualization Tools
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Component: virt-viewer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
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Reported: 2013-11-15 16:54 EST by Jonathon Jongsma
Modified: 2014-09-07 19:14 EDT (History)
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Description Jonathon Jongsma 2013-11-15 16:54:30 EST
If you start virt-viewer with the --reconnect option, and then get disconnected because another client attached to the same guest, virt-viewer will switch to the black screen that says "Waiting for guest domain to re-start"

It stays that way forever, even though the guest domain did not actually shut down.  Virt-viewer won't attempt to re-connect until the guest actually does shut down and restart again.

It would be nice if virt-viewer could discriminate between a disconnect that was caused by the guest shutting down and those that are not.  In the latter case, it could offer a 'Click here to try to reconnect now' option.
Comment 1 Jonathon Jongsma 2013-11-15 16:56:06 EST
come to think of it, it would be nice if this 'click here to reconnect' behavior was standard for all non-shutdown disconnections, even if the --reconnect option was not specified.

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