[libvirt] Weird permissions error

Alan Pevec apevec at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 06:27:12 UTC 2008

2008/11/10 Darryl Pierce <dpierce at redhat.com>

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> I have a startup script that runs a second script to do some work on the
> system. This second script calls:
> virsh -c qemu:///system --readonly nodeinfo
> and then scrapes from that the amount of free memory.
> When I run this from my init script, I get:
> libvir: Remote error : unable to connect to
> '/var/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock-ro': Permission denied
> But if I run the second script itself directly (outside of the init
> script) it works correctly.

first guess: SELinux - init scripts run in separate init_t domain, you need
to add selinux role transition rule
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