Bug 980338 - disk-format "qemu-img info: JSON parse error" when target file does not exist
disk-format "qemu-img info: JSON parse error" when target file does not exist
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libguestfs (Show other bugs)
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medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Richard W.M. Jones
Virtualization Bugs
Depends On: 981663
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Reported: 2013-07-02 02:19 EDT by bfan
Modified: 2014-06-17 22:00 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libguestfs-1.22.4-2.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of: 980337
Last Closed: 2014-06-13 08:15:21 EDT
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Description bfan 2013-07-02 02:19:32 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #980337 +++

Description of problem:
disk-format does not give an error when the file is inexistent

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
[root@]# guestfish -N fs mount /dev/sda1 / : list-partitions : disk-format /dev/sda2 : disk-format /dev/sda3
libguestfs: error: realpath: No such file or directory

Actual results:
disk-format /dev/sda2 , returns "raw"

Expected results:
"disk-format /dev/sda2" should give a error message as "disk-format /dev/sda3"

Additional info:
also effect "disk-virtual-size"
Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2013-07-05 08:38:56 EDT
Let's reuse this bug to fix the somewhat related problem:

$ guestfish disk-format /etc/nosuchfile
libguestfs: error: qemu-img info: JSON parse error: parse error: premature EOF
                     (right here) ------^

libguestfs: error: qemu-img info: /etc/nosuchfile: qemu-img info exited with error status 1.
To see full error messages you may need to enable debugging.
See http://libguestfs.org/guestfs-faq.1.html#debugging-libguestfs
Comment 4 bfan 2013-12-02 00:33:39 EST
Verified with libguestfs-1.22.6-16.el7.x86_64

# guestfish disk-format /etc/nosuchfile
libguestfs: error: disk info: /etc/nosuchfile: No such file or directory

It gives a correct error message, change the status to verified
Comment 5 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 08:15:21 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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