Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 621618
Broken symlink prevents pool start
Last modified: 2011-12-02 05:34:10 EST
Description of problem:
My 'default' pool is located in /var/lib/libvirt/images. When I create a broken symlink in there, I can no longer refresh nor start again that pool:
# ls -l /var/lib/libvirt/images/
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 11 Aug 5 18:26 broken -> nonexistent
# virsh pool-refresh default
error: Failed to refresh pool default
error: cannot open volume '/var/lib/libvirt/images/broken': No such file or directory
That's very inconvenient. I use symlinks for many ISO files. When I remove the destination of such a symlink, I imagine libvirt should just skip that broken symlink and not fail completely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create broken symlink in your default pool
2. virsh pool-refresh default or virsh pool-start default
pool can't be started
pool can be started and broken symlinks are skipped
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Still the same problem in Fedora 14.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
*** Bug 630440 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This was fixed in 0.8.7:
Author: Osier Yang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue Dec 21 14:45:24 2010 +0800
storage: Ignore dangling symbolic link for filesystem pool
If there is a dangling symbolic link in filesystem pool, the pool
will fail to start or refresh, this patch is to fix it by ignoring
it with a warning log.
F14 is nearing end-of-life, so it's not worth back-porting this fix there; but F15 and F16 already have the fix. I'm closing this as WONTFIX for F14, and recommending upgrading instead.
(In reply to comment #10)
> F14 is nearing end-of-life, so it's not worth back-porting this fix there; but
> F15 and F16 already have the fix. I'm closing this as WONTFIX for F14, and
> recommending upgrading instead.
Then the correct resolution is CLOSED NEXTRELEASE, adjusting.
I just tested libvirt-0.9.6-2.fc16.x86_64 and it really seems fixed. Thanks.