Bug 1438710 - Backport new virt-rescue to RHEL 7
Summary: Backport new virt-rescue to RHEL 7
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libguestfs
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
Yehuda Zimmerman
Depends On: 1438709
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Reported: 2017-04-04 09:07 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2018-04-10 09:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libguestfs-1.36.10-1.el7
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
*virt-rescue* enhanced This release of the *virt-rescue* utility includes the following enhancements: * Ctrl+character sequences now act on commands run in *virt-rescue* and not on *virt-rescue* itself. * The `-i` option allows users to mount all disks after inspecting the guest.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2018-04-10 09:15:08 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:0677 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE libguestfs new packages, bug fix and enhancement update 2018-04-10 13:13:49 UTC

Description Richard W.M. Jones 2017-04-04 09:07:31 UTC
Description of problem:

The new virt-rescue is much better than the old version.  In particular,
major bugs like ^C killing the whole program are fixed.  Also supports
`-i' to mount all the disks and an escape key.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run: virt-rescue --scratch

Actual results:

Try using ^C - it will kill the whole program.

Expected results:

^C, ^Z should work as expected.

There is an escape key: try using ^] h

You can also do:

  $ virt-builder fedora-25
  $ virt-rescue -a fedora-25.img -i

and it should automatically mount the guest's disks under /sysroot
inside the rescue shell.

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2017-10-20 14:37:05 UTC
Backported patches are here:


Comment 4 YongkuiGuo 2017-11-16 09:03:18 UTC
Verified with package:


1. #virt-rescue --scratch
The virt-rescue escape key is ‘^]’.  Type ‘^] h’ for help.

Welcome to virt-rescue, the libguestfs rescue shell.

Note: The contents of / (root) are the rescue appliance.
You have to mount the guest's partitions under /sysroot
before you can examine them.

bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device
bash: no job control in this shell
><rescue> ^]q

2. ^C and ^Z don't kill the rescue shell.

3. ^]q (an escape key) will exit the rescue shell successfully.

So verified this bug.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2018-04-10 09:15:08 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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