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Bug 517371 - Starting a guest with a non-exist bridge gives misleading error message
Summary: Starting a guest with a non-exist bridge gives misleading error message
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-08-13 16:28 UTC by Matthew Booth
Modified: 2009-08-18 12:40 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-08-18 12:40:20 UTC
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Description Matthew Booth 2009-08-13 16:28:02 UTC
Description of problem:
I have a guest containing the following:
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <mac address='00:16:3e:02:67:ef'/>
      <source bridge='virbr0'/>
      <model type='virtio'/>

(Note the source bridge name)

My default network has:
  <bridge name='virbr1' stp='on' forwardDelay='0' />

Clearly these don't match up. Starting a guest gives the following error message:

error: internal error Failed to add tap interface 'vnet%d' to bridge 'virbr0' : No such device

My attention is much more strongly drawn to 'vnet%d' than to 'virbr0' as the target of 'No such device'.

Additionally, note that after unsuccessfully attempting to start the guest, virsh dumpxml on the guest contains:
      <target dev='vnet%d'/>

This is not present in dumpxml before the guest has failed to start. It is never present in the configuration file on disk.

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Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2009-08-18 12:40:20 UTC
Thanks Matt, I've sent a fix upstream:


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