Bug 867246 - [LXC] A running guest will be stopped after restarting libvirtd service
[LXC] A running guest will be stopped after restarting libvirtd service
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
Virtualization Bugs
: Regression
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Blocks: 881827
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Reported: 2012-10-17 02:51 EDT by Alex Jia
Modified: 2013-02-21 02:10 EST (History)
9 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libvirt-0.10.2-10.el6
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Last Closed: 2013-02-21 02:10:17 EST
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Description Alex Jia 2012-10-17 02:51:43 EDT
Description of problem:
A running lxc guest will be stopped after restarting libvirtd service.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q libvirt

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. virsh -c lxc:// start toy
2. virsh -c lxc:// list
3. service libvirtd restart
4. repeat step 2
Actual results:

# virsh -c lxc:// start toy
Domain toy started

# virsh -c lxc:// list
 Id    Name                           State
 23987 toy                            running

# service libvirtd restart
Stopping libvirtd daemon:                                  [  OK  ]
Starting libvirtd daemon:                                  [  OK  ]

# virsh -c lxc:// list --all
 Id    Name                           State
 -     toy                            shut off

Expected results:
the guest should be running status.

Additional info:

# virsh -c lxc:// dumpxml toy
<domain type='lxc'>
  <memory unit='KiB'>500000</memory>
  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>500000</currentMemory>
  <vcpu placement='static'>4</vcpu>
    <type arch='x86_64'>exe</type>
  <clock offset='utc'/>
    <console type='pty'>
      <target type='lxc' port='0'/>
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2012-11-02 11:32:11 EDT
I can only reproduce this some of the time. When it does occur though I see the following in /var/log/libvirt/lxc/$GUEST.log

2012-11-02 15:30:24.416+0000: 6378: error : virNetSocketReadWire:1184 : End of file while reading data: Input/output error
2012-11-02 15:30:24.423+0000: 6378: error : virNetServerAddClient:270 : Too many active clients (1), dropping connection from;0

For some reason libvirt_lxc process is not handling the EOF correctly, causing it to refuse the libvirtd connection. Libvirtd then kills off the container.
Comment 7 Daniel Berrange 2012-11-22 05:57:10 EST
Upstream fix was

commit f33e43c2353cc10065b8a5f9965d5a57cfe8991f
Author: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Nov 16 09:11:23 2012 +0000

    Use virNetServerRun instead of custom main loop
    The LXC controller code currently directly invokes the
    libvirt main loop code. The problem is that this misses
    the cleanup of virNetServerClient connections that
    virNetServerRun takes care of.
    The result is that when libvirtd is stopped, the
    libvirt_lxc controller process gets stuck in a I/O loop.
    When libvirtd is then started again, it fails to connect
    to the controller and thus kills off the entire domain.
    Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>
Comment 10 yanbing du 2012-11-27 21:17:07 EST
Verify this bug with libvirt-0.10.2-10.el6.x86_64.
Repeat restart libvirtd more than 50 times, the lxc guest still running.
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 02:10:17 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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