Bug 592910 - 'guestfish --remote run' hangs in a shell command substitution context
Summary: 'guestfish --remote run' hangs in a shell command substitution context
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libguestfs
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact:
Depends On: 730248
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-17 10:45 UTC by Jinxin Zheng
Modified: 2012-05-02 13:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 730248 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2012-05-02 13:08:32 UTC

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2010-05-17 11:01 UTC, Richard W.M. Jones
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Description Jinxin Zheng 2010-05-17 10:45:08 UTC
Description of problem:
running 'guestfish --remote run' in a shell command substitution, i.e., `` or $()
would cause the command to hang.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
guestfish 1.3.13

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ eval `guestfish -a test.img --listen`
2. a=`guestfish --remote run`
Actual results:
we get hang with step 2

Expected results:
the command should return on completion.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-05-17 10:59:01 UTC
Easy to reproduce.

Something about guestfs_launch interferes with
stdout in a way which is incompatible with the remote

Note this *doesn't* happen with any other command.  For example:

$ a=`guestfish --remote list-devices`
$ echo $a
$ a=`guestfish --remote ping-daemon`
$ echo $a

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2010-05-17 11:01:11 UTC
Created attachment 414520 [details]

Output from:

strace -o strace.log -f -s 1024 sh -c 'a=`guestfish --remote run`'

Comment 3 Jinxin Zheng 2011-08-12 09:41:59 UTC
Can this one get at least a documentation fix?

Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2011-08-12 09:56:19 UTC
Sure.  The bug wasn't cloned for 6.2, which is why it
had disappeared off the RHEL radar.

Cloned as bug 730248.

Comment 5 Richard W.M. Jones 2012-05-02 13:08:32 UTC
Documented upstream in commit 6cabc1cd02e181063596b48df55c3f6db51a6bb9.
We're not going to fix the bug itself.

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