Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 700963
Cannot start libvirtd
Last modified: 2011-05-02 14:43:28 EDT
Description of problem:
libvirtd is not starting and is not showing any useful error message
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to start libvirtd running "service libvirtd start"
[root@oldie systemd]# service libvirtd start
Starting libvirtd (via systemctl): Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details.
And the following error at /var/log/messages:
Apr 30 00:30:19 oldie systemd: libvirtd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Apr 30 00:30:19 oldie systemd: Unit libvirtd.service entered failed state.
libvirtd to start
kvm modules are loaded:
[root@oldie systemd]# lsmod | grep kvm
kvm_intel 43336 0
kvm 306680 1 kvm_intel
I found that the problem was a buggy installation of fedora. If I try to run libvirtd manually I get the following error:
libvirtd: error while loading shared libraries:
/usr/lib64/libvirt-qemu.so.0: file too short
And that turns out that /usr/lib64/libvirt-qemu.so.0.8.8 was an empty file.
After reinstalling using yum, now I get other empty files so I would say the problem is not libvirt related.
Feel free to close the bugzilla.