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Bug 798746 - Can't start virtual machine
Can't start virtual machine
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 798758
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-02-29 13:24 EST by Arnold Wang
Modified: 2012-03-06 19:17 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-03-06 19:17:50 EST
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Description Arnold Wang 2012-02-29 13:24:07 EST
Description of problem:
When I tried to start the virtual machine using Virtual Machine Manager 0.9.1, I received the following error message:
Error starting domain: internal error Process exited while reading console log output: char device redirected to /dev/pts/1
Could not allocate dynamic translator buffer

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 45, in cb_wrapper
    callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 66, in tmpcb
    callback(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/", line 1114, in startup
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/", line 510, in create
    if ret == -1: raise libvirtError ('virDomainCreate() failed', dom=self)
libvirtError: internal error Process exited while reading console log output: char device redirected to /dev/pts/1
Could not allocate dynamic translator buffer

As far as I can remember, nothing change in the the guest machine configuration. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[awang@mars ~]$ rpm -qa | grep virt

How reproducible:
start virtual machine manager, select the guest machine and click "run". 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the virtual machine manager
2. Select the guest machine need be started
3. Right click and select "run"
Actual results:
Received the above error messages.

Expected results:
The guest machine starts.

Additional info:
The guest machines worked before, I don't use it frequently. I assume one of the patch I updated between last time and now broke this.
Comment 1 Arnold Wang 2012-02-29 13:44:29 EST
It appears I filed the bug report too quickly this time. The problem seems related to SELinux. Once I set the enforce mode to permissive, I can start the guest machine now. I will file another bug report in SELinux as well.
BTW, the following is what "audit2allow" generates, in case you're interested. As you can see, relabel the file system didn't help.
-bash-4.2# restorecon -R /
-bash-4.2# setenforce 1
-bash-4.2# audit2allow -alr

require {
	type iscsid_t;
	type var_log_t;
	type svirt_t;
	class process execmem;
	class file open;

#============= iscsid_t ==============
allow iscsid_t var_log_t:file open;

#============= svirt_t ==============
allow svirt_t self:process execmem;
Comment 2 Arnold Wang 2012-03-06 19:17:50 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 798758 ***

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