[Libguestfs] inspect_os error with Win7 image

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Dec 18 08:16:57 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 06:01:14PM -0500, Skippy VonDrake wrote:
> > You'll also need to enable libguestfs verbose messages:
> >
> >   guestfs_set_verbose (g, 1);
> >
> > That should dump everything to stderr, and with hivex debug you really
> > will get a very large amount of debugging info.  If it hangs again,
> > let us know where (please file a bug with all the verbose output until
> > the hang).
> Bug report filed.

OK, but this is not the bug I'm interested in.

The bug filed:
is caused by the registry being faulty:
  hivex: /sysroot/Windows/System32/config/SOFTWARE: trailing garbage at end of file (at 0x245b000, after 8557 pages)
which is fixed upstream already.

The bug I'm interested in is if libguestfs hangs when you enable
debugging in hivex.

A feature for hivex to be more tolerant of faulty registries should be
filed with 'RFE' in the subject against the 'hivex' component.


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