Russ Blaine russell.blaine at sun.com
Sat Jan 26 02:39:00 UTC 2008

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Russ Blaine wrote:
>> On Solaris-based xen 3.1.2 I am seeing virDomainGetInfo() often 
>> returning VIR_DOMAIN_NOSTATE in dominfo.state for domUs that are 
>> powered on and running. What exactly does VIR_DOMAIN_NOSTATE mean? Why 
>> does it exist? I suspect it is a catch-all in the API for hosts that 
>> don't entirely have their act together, that do not always return a 
>> valid guest state. Is that the case?
>> Is anyone else seeing this on Xen?
> It means that we query xcnd and there is no domain/state part of the 
> sexpr for the domain.
> What does 'xm list --long' say?

[ libvirt 0.4.0; I just subscribed to the list so it might take a bit for 
traffic to flow to me. ]

When the problem occurs, the state line in xm list --long is:
      (state ------)

And in the 'xm list' it looks like this:
Name                                  ID   Mem VCPUs      State   Time(s)
abc2                                  27   512     1     ------      9.9

It's an XP domain, and this happens while it's booting up.

- Russ

Russ Blaine | Solaris Kernel | russell.blaine at sun.com

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