Description of problem:
If I don't have a VGA device attached to a VM then systemd-vconsole-setup.service always fails on startup. The /usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-vconsole-setup.service file has ConditionPathExists=/dev/tty0 but those devices seem to be getting created so it's not sufficient to stop the unit from running.
NOTE: Sometimes the failure is masked by having plymouth installed (see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1272684)
NOTE: There is an upstream discussion somewhat related to this issue at http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2015-April/030051.html
Some example output from debug loglevel systemd:
[root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep vconsole | grep code
[ 5.730456] systemd-vconsole-setup: /usr/bin/setfont failed with error code 71.
[ 5.788474] systemd: systemd-vconsole-setup.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
[ 5.796741] systemd: systemd-vconsole-setup.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
[ 5.920884] systemd-vconsole-setup: /usr/bin/setfont failed with error code 71.
[ 5.981822] systemd-udevd: Process '/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup' failed with exit code 1.
[ 6.243578] systemd: systemd-vconsole-setup.service: Main process exited, code=killed, status=15/TERM
[ 12.490275] systemd-vconsole-setup: /usr/bin/setfont failed with error code 71.
[ 12.549108] systemd-udevd: Process '/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-vconsole-setup' failed with exit code 1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F23 - systemd-222-7.fc23.x86_64
Rawhide - systemd-227-1.fc24.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
Option 1: Use the reproducers in BZ#1272684
Option 2: For rawhide boot https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//work/tasks/538/11490538/Fedora-Cloud-Base-rawhide-20151017.x86_64.qcow2
Option 3: For F23 boot http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/23_TC11/Cloud_Images/x86_64/Images/Fedora-Cloud-Base-23_TC11-20151016.x86_64.qcow2
Why does /dev/tty0 exist then, if there is no VGA device attached?
What is it?
What is the contents of /etc/vconsole.conf?
As far as I know there is no VGA device attached to the VM. Will add contents of the libvirt xml file soon.
Created attachment 1123575 [details]
Virtual Machine Image Definition
Created attachment 1123577 [details]
Do you need any help setting up a reproducer. Or any more information about this?
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*** Bug 1434619 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Transfering tags from 1434619.
*** Bug 1272684 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's not trivial to reproduce... qemu-kvm -nographic is not enough, but https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=1123575 with https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/compose/26/Fedora-26-20170316.0/compose/CloudImages/x86_64/images/Fedora-Cloud-Base-26_Alpha-1.1.x86_64.qcow2 works when imported into libvirt.
Upstream PR: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/6029.
Dropping PrioritezBlocker as per https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1434619#c8.
Ping: the PR has been merged upstream, could you backport it to F26 now, to resolve this Final blocker bug? Thanks!
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