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NAME

       virtlockd - libvirt lock management daemon

SYNOPSIS

       virtlockd [ -dvV ] [ -t timeout] [ -f config_file ] [ -p pid_file ]

       virtlockd --version

DESCRIPTION

       The virtlockd program is a server side daemon component of the libvirt virtualization
       management system that is used to manage locks held against virtual machine resources,
       such as their disks.

       This daemon is not used directly by libvirt client applications, rather it is called on
       their behalf by libvirtd. By maintaining the locks in a standalone daemon, the main
       libvirtd daemon can be restarted without risk of losing locks.  The virtlockd daemon has
       the ability to re-exec() itself upon receiving SIGUSR1, to allow live upgrades without
       downtime.

       The virtlockd daemon listens for requests on a local Unix domain socket.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
           Display command line help usage then exit.

       -d, --daemon
           Run as a daemon and write PID file.

       -f, --config FILE
           Use this configuration file, overriding the default value.

       -t, --timeout SECONDS
           Automatically shutdown after SECONDS have elapsed with no active client or lock.

       -p, --pid-file FILE
           Use this name for the PID file, overriding the default value.

       -v, --verbose
           Enable output of verbose messages.

       -V, --version
           Display version information then exit.

SIGNALS

       On receipt of SIGUSR1 virtlockd will re-exec() its binary, while maintaining all current
       locks and clients. This allows for live upgrades of the virtlockd service.

FILES

   When run as root.
       SYSCONFDIR/virtlockd.conf
           The default configuration file used by virtlockd, unless overridden on the command
           line using the -f|--config option.

       LOCALSTATEDIR/run/libvirt/virtlockd-sock
           The sockets libvirtd will use.

       LOCALSTATEDIR/run/virtlockd.pid
           The PID file to use, unless overridden by the -p|--pid-file option.

   When run as non-root.
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/virtlockd.conf
           The default configuration file used by libvirtd, unless overridden on the command line
           using the -f|--config option.

       $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/libvirt/virtlockd-sock
           The socket libvirtd will use.

       $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/libvirt/virtlockd.pid
           The PID file to use, unless overridden by the -p|--pid-file option.

       If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set in your environment, libvirtd will use $HOME/.config
       If $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not set in your environment, libvirtd will use $HOME/.cache

EXAMPLES

       To retrieve the version of virtlockd:

        # virtlockd --version
        virtlockd (libvirt) 1.1.1
        #

       To start virtlockd, instructing it to daemonize and create a PID file:

        # virtlockd -d
        # ls -la LOCALSTATEDIR/run/virtlockd.pid
        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6 Jul  9 02:40 LOCALSTATEDIR/run/virtlockd.pid
        #

BUGS

       Please report all bugs you discover.  This should be done via either:

       a) the mailing list
           <http://libvirt.org/contact.html>

       or,

       b) the bug tracker
           <http://libvirt.org/bugs.html>

       Alternatively, you may report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.

AUTHORS

       Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with libvirt.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Red Hat, Inc., and the authors listed in the libvirt AUTHORS file.

LICENSE

       virtlockd is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPL v2.1+.  This is free software;
       see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY
       or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

SEE ALSO

       libvirtd(8),  <http://www.libvirt.org/>