Bug 728702 - internal error could not get interface XML description (netcf: NETLINK socket operation failed
Summary: internal error could not get interface XML description (netcf: NETLINK socket...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: netcf
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lutterkort
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-06 15:04 UTC by Mohammed Arafa
Modified: 2013-04-30 23:42 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version: netcf-0.1.9-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-14 22:38:02 UTC

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Description Mohammed Arafa 2011-08-06 15:04:41 UTC
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i do not understand this message nor does google. i can confirm that ltsp is installed on my system alongside kvm and tools

Aug  6 08:03:23 laptop libvirtd: 08:03:23.322: 1394: error : interfaceGetXMLDesc:355 : internal error could not get interface XML description (netcf: NETLINK socket operation failed - couldn't find ifindex for interface `ltspbr0`)

it is also filling up my logs at a rate of 1 a second.

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Comment 1 Laine Stump 2011-08-08 06:07:11 UTC
This is a netcf bug; the same as Bug 698108 (although that one was filed against F14 rather than F15, so I'll leave this bug open for tracking purposes). Basically the interface ltspbr0 isn't in the kernel's interface table, so netlink doesn't find it. This is only an issue when getting the "live" XML for an interface, which virt-manager happens to do once a second for every interface.

This bug is fixed upstream in netcf-0.1.9, so it just requires updating the netcf package to 0.1.9, which I will try to get to this week (for F14, F15, F16, and rawhide).

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-08-10 15:02:18 UTC
netcf-0.1.9-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-08-11 23:29:35 UTC
Package netcf-0.1.9-1.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing netcf-0.1.9-1.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-09-14 22:37:56 UTC
netcf-0.1.9-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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