Bug 729348

Summary: [vdsm] vdsm log directory is created with root owner on vdsm startup
Product: [Retired] oVirt Reporter: Jakub Libosvar <jlibosva>
Component: vdsmAssignee: Dan Kenigsberg <danken>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: abaron, bazulay, iheim, ryanh, ykaul
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Description Jakub Libosvar 2011-08-09 16:10:12 UTC
Description of problem:
During my clean-up I deleted /var/log/vdsm directory. I didn't installed or updated vdsm. After I restarted vdsm, it could not start cause /var/log/vdsm has root owner insted of qemu:kvm

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vdsm-4.9-91

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
On host:
1. service vdsmd stop
2. rm -rf /var/log/vdsm
3. service vdsmd start
  
Actual results:
/var/log/vdsm has owner root:root

Expected results:
owner is 36:36 (qemu:kvm)

Additional info:
Note that start of service says that vdsm started OK but actually it immediately exits due to logging issues.

Comment 2 Dan Kenigsberg 2011-08-10 07:24:36 UTC
It is interesting to see how vdsm behaves if you

rm -rf /

instead of your original step 2. </evil grin>

(yeah, it would be nice to chown /var/log/vdsm when we recreate /var/log/vdsm/backup/)

Comment 3 Ryan Harper 2012-09-12 15:42:15 UTC
Potential fix posted:

http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/c/7940/