Bug 579155

Summary: libguestfs hangs if qemu doesn't start (in null vmchannel mode)
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
Component: libguestfsAssignee: Richard W.M. Jones <rjones>
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2010-04-02 21:56:17 UTC
Description of problem:

I was running virt-df [the --csv option is not important].  Since one
of the disks was inaccessible, I got an error.  That's not a problem,
but the fact that virt-df *hangs* after this error *is* a problem:

$ virt-df --csv
Virtual Machine,Filesystem,1K-blocks,Used,Available,Use%
qemu: could not open disk image /dev/vg_trick/RHEL620100329n0x64: Permission denied

(eventually you have to hit ^C)

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run virt-df as non-root.
Actual results:

If there are any inaccessible disks, virt-df will hang.

Expected results:

Should give an error, but not hang afterwards.

Additional info:

Basically this is a problem that libguestfs does not properly
handle the case where the qemu process dies before connecting
back to the libguestfs socket (in the "null vmchannel" mode).

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-04-08 17:52:10 UTC
A simple reproducer:

guestfish -- config -dieqemudie "" : run

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2010-04-09 14:09:58 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.1-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-04-13 07:43:31 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.2-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-04-30 23:46:42 UTC
libguestfs-1.2.2-1.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.