[libvirt] libvirtd crashing with network bridge configuration

Emre Erenoglu erenoglu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 23:25:04 UTC 2008

Hi Daniel,

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com>wrote:

> The key is this message from the libvirt debug output:
> > DEBUG: util.c: virExec (dnsmasq --keep-in-foreground --strict-order
> --bind-interfaces --pid-file  --conf-file  --listen-address
> --except-interface lo --dhcp-leasefile=/var/lib/libvirt/dhcp-default.leases
> --dhcp-range,
> > libvir: error : internal error cannot execute binary 'dnsmasq': No such
> file or directory
> This missing 'dnsmasq' binary is what is causing the 'defunct' process
> you see. If you install dnsmasq it should all work as expected

I'm very surprised. dnsmasq is not listed in the dependencies of libvirt as
far as I know. I was guessing that it's a "nice to have" package, to enable
DHCP IP distribution to guests. But even if it doesn't exist, I shall
normally be able to assign static IP addresses manually to my guests.

So if the system crashes due to dnsmasq, I would call it a bug instead.

Nevertheless, I'll try to compile this package for our distro and see what

I'll keep you posted, thanks again a lot for your interest.

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