Bug 968128 - Libvirtd can't find the lockd's socket
Libvirtd can't find the lockd's socket
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Ján Tomko
Virtualization Bugs
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Blocks: 975378
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Reported: 2013-05-28 23:31 EDT by Luwen Su
Modified: 2014-06-17 20:50 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: libvirt-1.1.0-1.el7
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 05:56:41 EDT
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Description Luwen Su 2013-05-28 23:31:10 EDT
Description of problem:
After configuration qemu-lockd.conf , libvirtd will fail to restart because error
Failed to connect socket to '/var/run/libvirt/virtlockd-sock': No such file or directory
,but the socket file is named virtlockd.sock and located at

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
#systemctl start virtlockd.service

#tail -1 /etc/libvirt/qemu.conf
lock_manager = "lockd"

#tail -3 /etc/libvirt/qemu-lockd.conf
auto_disk_leases = 1
require_lease_for_disks = 1
file_lockspace_dir = "/var/lib/libvirt/lockd/files"

#systemctl restart libvirtd.service
libvirtd wil report error below and can't start
Failed to connect socket to '/var/run/libvirt/virtlockd-sock': No such file or directory

Actual results:
the function doesn't work

Expected results:
can use
Comment 4 Ján Tomko 2013-06-04 09:28:09 EDT
I proposed a patch changing the socket path in the systemd config file:
Comment 5 Ján Tomko 2013-06-05 07:58:43 EDT
The socket path fix is now pushed upstream:

commit 70fe129546545f9683ce57e6946dd80a08b54d2b
Author:     Ján Tomko <jtomko@redhat.com>
AuthorDate: 2013-06-04 13:36:56 +0200
Commit:     Ján Tomko <jtomko@redhat.com>
CommitDate: 2013-06-05 10:17:28 +0200

    virtlockd: fix socket path
    Change the socket path to match the one used by lockd driver.

But it still fails with selinux enabled:
Jun  5 07:41:51 456rhel setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/libvirtd from connectto access on the unix_stream_socket /run/libvirt/virtl
ockd-sock. For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l 8ab78190-8e08-45f5-8d2e-02862d493dea
Comment 6 Luwen Su 2013-07-03 23:43:18 EDT
Now , the virtlockd can start and no selinux's issue with packages
libvirt-1.1.0-1.el7.x86_64 , 

But when generate lease file , the virtlockd's daemon will show
End of file while reading data: Input/output error , 

and no related file or directory created. I will file another bug for it later, 
and set this one Verify first.
Comment 7 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 05:56:41 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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