Description of problem:
When running guestfish, I always get this message:
libguestfs: warning: current user is not a member of the KVM group (group ID 118). This user cannot access /dev/kvm, so libguestfs may run very slowly. It is recommended that you 'chmod 0666 /dev/kvm' or add the current user to the KVM group (you might need to log out and log in again).
On a modern desktop, permissions are setup by logind:
# file: dev/kvm
# owner: root
# group: kvm
I think libguestfs should just try to open /dev/kvm (RW) and close it. If this succeeds, this means that the permissions are correct.
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Please try the patch here:
The patch is upstream, please try it out.
Thanks, it works for me.
Planned to be fixed in 1.26.8.