Bug 974489 - Regression: Fedora inspection broken by change from guestfs_exists to guestfs_is_file
Regression: Fedora inspection broken by change from guestfs_exists to guestfs...
Product: Virtualization Tools
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Component: libguestfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
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Blocks: 974490
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Reported: 2013-06-14 05:20 EDT by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2013-06-14 15:29 EDT (History)
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2013-06-14 05:20:01 EDT
Description of problem:

(Bug found by Matt Booth)

The following commit:
(also present in libguestfs 1.22) changes various calls to
guestfs_exists to guestfs_is_file.  This was done to make
fuzz-testing of inspection easier.

Unfortunately at least this change:

-  if (guestfs_exists (g, "/etc/redhat-release") > 0) {
+  if (guestfs_is_file (g, "/etc/redhat-release") > 0) { 

breaks inspection of Fedora guests since /etc/redhat-release
is a symlink:

$ ls -l /etc/redhat-release 
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 14 Jan 17 08:28 /etc/redhat-release -> fedora-release

I haven't checked all the other distros but it is possible
the change could break those as well.

What we really want to do is test that these are files or
symlinks to files, since if the test succeeds we usually
open the file and read its contents.

Matt suggests changing the is_file etc APIs to add a
followsymlinks optional boolean flag.  Possible APIs that
would be changed like this are:

is-blockdev          test if block device
is-chardev           test if character device
is-dir               test if a directory
is-fifo              test if FIFO (named pipe)
is-file              test if a regular file
is-socket            test if socket

By using the once_had_no_optargs flag in the generator this
change should be backwards compatible.

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

libguestfs 1.22.2
libguestfs >= 1.23.2

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Inspect (eg. run virt-inspector) on a Fedora guest.

Actual results:

Inspection "half works", but it doesn't detect that it's a Fedora

<?xml version="1.0"?>

Note there is no <distro>fedora</distro> and the major version number
are bogus.

Expected results:

<distro>fedora</distro> and <major_version/> set to some non-zero value.
List of applications shown.  etc.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-06-14 06:07:04 EDT
Patches posted:

Comment 2 Kashyap Chamarthy 2013-06-14 08:18:58 EDT
VERIFIED on the latest git, after applying the above patches:

$ git log --pretty=oneline | head -2
159ed220beaf9e8970f24163b75023fcf84ca9e0 inspection: Fix inspection of Fedora guests (RHBZ#974489).
20b5bac996102e6ef5d73155a7a3c85bd06170b1 Add followsymlinks flag to is-file, is-dir, is-blockdev, is-chardev, is-fifo and is-socket APIs.

$ ./autogen.sh && make -j 7 \
  && time make -k check LIBGUESTFS_DEBUG=1 \
  tee /var/tmp/extra-tests-make-check-libugestfs-14-JUN.log

$ ./run ./inspector/virt-inspector \
  -a /var/lib/libvirt/images/fed18.qcow2 \
  | tee /tmp/inspection.txt

$ egrep -i 'distro|major_version' /tmp/inspection.txt 
Comment 3 Kashyap Chamarthy 2013-06-14 08:20:17 EDT
Works on a RHEL image too:

$ ./run ./inspector/virt-inspector -a \
  /var/lib/libvirt/images/el6box1.qcow2 2>&1 | tee /tmp/inspection2.txt

$ egrep -i 'distro|major_version' /tmp/inspection2.txt 
Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-06-14 15:29:22 EDT
This is now fixed upstream and in libguestfs >= 1.22.3.

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