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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1772262] Re: Adding -spice doesn't respect environment

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1772262] Re: Adding -spice doesn't respect environment variable QEMU_AUDIO_DRV
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 12:59:38 -0000

** Changed in: qemu
       Status: New => Invalid

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  Adding -spice doesn't respect environment variable QEMU_AUDIO_DRV

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Bug description:
  When -spice is added to the commandline, QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=alsa is not
  respected and I receive no audio from the guest using the alsa driver.
  When -spice options are omitted, audio works as usual.

  I want to channel mouse and keyboard events to the guest using spice
  (with looking-glass) instead of a third-party product over a network
  interface (with synergy), but audio ends up over the spice protocol as
  well instead of using alsa despite asking otherwise.  For example, one
  will only hear audio when a program like spicy is running.  Naturally
  it would be nice if this were not needed, since spice audio is gappier
  than regular audio on my machine.

  Perhaps if -spice added an option similar to agent-mouse=off but for
  audio, (say audio-pipe=off or so for example,) this might mitigate the
  issue in a more naive fashion UX-wise, without having to force the
  issue with environment variables that unfortunately for me don't seem
  to work. :(

  QEMU emulator version 2.12.0


          qemu-system-x86_64 \
            -ctrl-grab \
            -enable-kvm \
            -cpu host,hv-time,kvm=off \
            -smp cores=4 \
            -m 8G \
            -M q35 \
            -vga none \
            -netdev tap,id=hostnet,ifname=tap1,script=no,downscript=no \
            -net nic,model=virtio,macaddr=52:54:FD:BF:F7:9A,netdev=hostnet \
            -netdev user,id=usernet,smb=/media/DRIVE-C/tux/vms/share \
            -net nic,model=virtio,macaddr=52:54:2E:40:4F:C8,netdev=usernet \
            -usb \
            -device usb-ehci,id=ehci \
ioh3420,bus=pcie.0,addr=1c,multifunction=on,port=1,chassis=1,id=root.1 \
vfio-pci,host=07:00.0,bus=root.1,addr=00.0,multifunction=on,x-vga=on \
            -device ich9-intel-hda \
            -device hda-micro \
            -drive if=virtio,file=vm/win10/disk.img,media=disk \
            -boot menu=on,splash=splash/boot.jpg,splash-time=5000 \
            -name win10 \
            -device ivshmem-plain,memdev=ivshmem \
            -device virtio-serial-pci \
virtserialport,chardev=spicechannel0,name=com.redhat.spice.0 \
            -chardev spicevmc,id=spicechannel0,name=vdagent \
            -spice addr=,port=5900,disable-ticketing

  When the last four options are not present, audio works as expected.
  This is with both a windows 10 guest and a windows 7 guest.

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