Bug 649511 - bogus permissions on /var/lib/libvirt in libvirt spec file
bogus permissions on /var/lib/libvirt in libvirt spec file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eric Blake
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 684798
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Reported: 2010-11-03 16:36 EDT by Eric Blake
Modified: 2011-04-18 23:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-04-18 23:53:49 EDT
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Description Eric Blake 2010-11-03 16:36:22 EDT
Description of problem:
After using preupgrade to convert from F13 to F14, I could no longer start any VMs.  I tracked the problem to bad permissions on /var/lib/libvirt.

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How reproducible:
Haven't tried reproducing, but if you need me to, I could set up an F13 VM and re-run preupgrade to see if it repeats.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. preupgrade from f13 -> f14
2. virsh start vm-name
3. ls -ld /var/lib/libvirt
4. chmod 755 /var/lib/libvirt
5. virsh start vm-name 
Actual results:
1. upgrade appears to work fine
2. # virsh start fedora_12
error: Failed to start domain fedora_12
error: internal error Process exited while reading console log output: bind(unix:/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/fedora_12.monitor): Permission denied
chardev: opening backend "socket" failed
3. # ll -d /var/lib/libvirt/{,qemu}
drwx------. 9 root root 4096 Aug 23 15:32 /var/lib/libvirt/
drwx------. 4 qemu qemu 4096 Aug 23 15:32 /var/lib/libvirt/qemu
4. success
5. can start vm again

Expected results:
upgrading should not corrupt directory permissions

Additional info:
/var/lib/libvirt should be 0755, not 0700.  It might be a bug in the libvirt-0.8.3-2.fc14.x86_64 spec file that sets inappropriate permissions, and the preupgrade process favored the spec file permissions rather than the permissions that were previously in place in F13.
Comment 1 Eric Blake 2010-11-03 17:09:32 EDT
Hmm - I see this in upstream libvirt.spec.in, as well as in the libvirt.spec included in libvirt-0.8.3-2.fc14.srpm:

%dir %{_localstatedir}/lib/libvirt/

%dir %attr(0700, root, root) %{_localstatedir}/lib/libvirt

So it's definitely a spec-file bug, and traces back to commit 66823690e (v0.8.2~203).
Comment 2 Eric Blake 2010-11-03 17:26:51 EDT
Upstream patch posted:
Comment 3 Laine Stump 2011-04-18 23:53:49 EDT
libvirt-0.8.3-9.fc14 and libvirt-0.8.2-6.fc13, both containing the fix for this problem, have been pushed to the stable repository, thus resolving this problem in all supported versions of Fedora.

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