Bug 618498 - libvirtd fails to start
libvirtd fails to start
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-27 01:13 EDT by Conrad Meyer
Modified: 2011-02-04 11:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-02-04 11:47:28 EST
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Description Conrad Meyer 2010-07-27 01:13:24 EDT
Description of problem:
the libvirtd service won't start (stock F-13 system).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. libvirtd as root
Actual results:
22:11:40.067: warning : qemudStartup:1150 : Unable to create cgroup for driver: No such device or address
22:11:40.301: warning : lxcStartup:1748 : Unable to create cgroup for driver: No such device or address
22:11:40.320: error : virStateInitialize:890 : Initialization of UML state driver failed
22:11:40.320: error : main:3160 : Driver state initialization failed
22:11:40.321: warning : qemudDispatchSignalEvent:385 : Shutting down on signal 3

Expected results:
(libvirtd starts)

Additional info:
selinux in enforcing mode, no AVC denials. i'll be gone for a week without access to this machine, but after that i should be able to answer any questions you may have. sorry about the timing.

also, got this line in /var/log/messages: Jul 26 21:48:25 localhost libvirtd: Could not find keytab file: /etc/libvirt/krb5.tab: No such file or directory
Comment 1 Luc de Louw 2010-09-28 04:09:27 EDT
Add the following to /etc/fstab and libvirtd works again:

cgroup /cgroup cgroup  cpuset,cpu,cpuacct,memory,devices,freezer,net_cls
Comment 2 Stefan Berger 2011-02-04 10:41:25 EST
I had a similar problem. The reason on my machine was a corrupted qemu binary (some linklib was missing) that libvirt was trying to probe while starting. I believe I found it with 


skipping over the iptables errors that libvirt tolerates to fail.
Comment 3 Conrad Meyer 2011-02-04 11:47:28 EST
libvirtd has gone back to working for me since I filed this (without any action on my part other than installing updates). go figure.

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