Bug 556791

Summary: libvirt: crash in with cgroups in attach-device failure path
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Patrick Monnerat <patrick>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Cole Robinson <crobinso>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 12CC: berrange, clalance, crobinso, itamar, jforbes, veillard, virt-maint
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: libvirt-0.7.1-18.fc12 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-08 14:17:55 EDT Type: ---
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Description Patrick Monnerat 2010-01-19 07:55:51 EST
abrt 1.0.3 detected a crash.

How to reproduce
1. Add an IDE disk (partition) to a running guest while the partition is mounted on the host. virt-manager complains: keep for later sessions.
2. Unmount the partition from the host.

Comment: Not sure it's the problem: it just occurred for the 1st time. But the above is what I was doing at this time.
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: libvirtd --daemon
component: libvirt
executable: /usr/sbin/libvirtd
package: libvirt-0.7.1-15.fc12
rating: 4
reason: Process was terminated by signal 11 (Segmentation fault)
Comment 1 Patrick Monnerat 2010-01-19 07:55:53 EST
Created attachment 385399 [details]
File: backtrace
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2010-01-19 08:05:26 EST
This thread in the stack trace is the interestnig one. Notice how 'group=0x0' - we have a NULL pointer de-reference here causing a SEGV. I don't think we've seen this particular crash before either.

Thread 1 (Thread 1833):
#0  0x00000000004367e2 in virCgroupPathOfController (group=0x0, 
    controller=<value optimized out>, key=0x46b14b "devices.deny", 
    path=0x7f3f2a64b918) at cgroup.c:242
No locals.
#1  0x0000000000436a8c in virCgroupSetValueStr (group=<value optimized out>, 
    controller=<value optimized out>, key=<value optimized out>, 
    value=0x7f3f1c0008e0 "b 8:17 rwm") at cgroup.c:267
        rc = 0
        keypath = 0x0
        __func__ = "virCgroupSetValueStr"
#2  0x0000000000436d84 in virCgroupDenyDevice (group=0x0, 
    type=<value optimized out>, major=711244056, minor=0) at cgroup.c:824
        rc = <value optimized out>
        devstr = 0x7f3f1c0008e0 "b 8:17 rwm"
#3  0x0000000000436f81 in virCgroupDenyDevicePath (group=0x0, 
    path=<value optimized out>) at cgroup.c:873
        sb = {st_dev = 16, st_ino = 6067, st_nlink = 1, st_mode = 25008, 
          st_uid = 107, st_gid = 107, __pad0 = 0, st_rdev = 2065, 
          st_size = 0, st_blksize = 4096, st_blocks = 0, st_atim = {
            tv_sec = 1263895657, tv_nsec = 61160235}, st_mtim = {
            tv_sec = 1263767156, tv_nsec = 127475968}, st_ctim = {
            tv_sec = 1263905050, tv_nsec = 541255067}, __unused = {0, 0, 0}}
#4  0x000000000042e2db in qemudDomainAttachDevice (dom=<value optimized out>, 
    xml=<value optimized out>) at qemu_driver.c:5894
        driver = <value optimized out>
        vm = <value optimized out>
        dev = 0x7f3f1c09a8f0
        qemuCmdFlags = 1047934
        cgroup = 0x0
        ret = -1
        __FUNCTION__ = "qemudDomainAttachDevice"
        __func__ = "qemudDomainAttachDevice"

Do you have any cgroups mounted (check /proc/mounts for any FS of type 'cgroup') ?
Comment 3 Patrick Monnerat 2010-01-19 08:38:32 EST
> Do you have any cgroups mounted (check /proc/mounts for any FS of type
'cgroup') ?


Some more info:
_ I reproduced the crash once again while the partition was not mounted on the host and the guest was running: the crash occurred immediately when finishing the (unsuccessful) disk addition.
_ I finally succeeded adding this disk after shutting down the guest.
_ Host: F12 x86-64; guest: F10 i386.
_ There is another guest running: F12 x86-64. I did not stop it to succeed.
Comment 4 Patrick Monnerat 2010-01-19 09:10:45 EST
Same problem on acting the same way on the F12 x86-64 guest.
The constant is: "add an IDE drive (using the GUI) to a running guest crashes libvirtd"
Comment 5 Cole Robinson 2010-06-03 13:58:40 EDT
Seems to be fixed upstream, though I didn't track down the actual commit. We can easily fix this with:

diff -rup libvirt-0.7.1/src/qemu_driver.c new/src/qemu_driver.c
--- libvirt-0.7.1/src/qemu_driver.c>2010-06-03 13:51:14.398483000 -0400
+++ new/src/qemu_driver.c>..2010-06-03 13:56:05.667092000 -0400
@@ -5988,7 +5988,7 @@ static int qemudDomainAttachDevice(virDo
             /* Fallthrough */
-        if (ret != 0) {
+        if (ret != 0 && cgroup) {
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-06-17 12:55:24 EDT
libvirt-0.7.1-18.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2010-06-21 09:02:06 EDT
libvirt-0.7.1-18.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update libvirt'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libvirt-0.7.1-18.fc12
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2010-07-08 14:16:53 EDT
libvirt-0.7.1-18.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.