Functions

  error_new_literal (domain, code, message)
  event_register ()
  init (argv)
  init_check (argv)
  set_error_literal (error, domain, code, message)

Details

LibvirtGLib.error_new_literal(domain, code, message)
Parameters:
  • domain (int) – error domain
  • code (int) – error code
  • message (str) – error message
Returns:

a new GLib.Error

Return type:

GLib.Error

Creates a new GLib.Error; unlike gvir_error_new(), message is not a printf()-style format string. Use this function if message contains text you don’t have control over, that could include printf() escape sequences.

LibvirtGLib.event_register()

Registers a libvirt event loop implementation that is backed by the default GMain context. If invoked more than once this method will be a no-op. Applications should, however, take care not to register any another non-GLib event loop with libvirt.

After invoking this method, it is mandatory to run the default GMain event loop. Typically this can be satisfied by invoking gtk_main or g_application_run in the application’s main thread. Failure to run the event loop will mean no libvirt events get dispatched, and the libvirt keepalive timer will kill off libvirt connections frequently.

LibvirtGLib.init(argv)
Parameters:argv ([str] or None) –

Address of the

argv parameter of main(), or None. Any options understood by GTK+ are stripped before return.

Returns:Address of the

argv parameter of main(), or None. Any options understood by GTK+ are stripped before return.

Return type:argv: [str]

Call this function before using any other Libvirt GLib functions in your applications. It will initialize everything needed to operate the toolkit and parses some standard command line options.

Although you are expected to pass the argc, argv parameters from main() to this function, it is possible to pass None if argv is not available or commandline handling is not required.

argc and argv are adjusted accordingly so your own code will never see those standard arguments.

This method will also turn on debug logging of the library if the LIBVIRT_GLIB_DEBUG environment variable is set.

This function will terminate your program if it was unable to initialize for some reason. If you want the program to fall back to an alternate mode of operation call LibvirtGLib.init_check instead.

LibvirtGLib.init_check(argv)
Parameters:argv ([str] or None) –

Address of the

argv parameter of main(), or None. Any options understood by GTK+ are stripped before return.

Raises:GLib.Error
Returns:True if the library was successfully initialized, False otherwise
argv:

Address of the

argv parameter of main(), or None. Any options understood by GTK+ are stripped before return.

Return type:(bool, argv: [str])

This function does the same work as LibvirtGLib.init() with only a single change: It does not terminate the program if the Libvirt GLib library can’t be initialized. Instead it returns False on failure.

This way the application can fall back to some other mode of operation.

LibvirtGLib.set_error_literal(error, domain, code, message)
Parameters:
  • error (GLib.Error) – pointer to error location
  • domain (int) – error domain
  • code (int) – error code
  • message (str) – error message

If error is None this does nothing. Otherwise it creates a new GLib.Error and stores it in error; unlike gvir_set_error(), message is not a printf()-style format string. Use this function if message contains text you don’t have control over, that could include printf() escape sequences.