[libvirt] LibvirtException: socket closed unexpectedly

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed May 13 10:03:36 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 09:11:35AM +0200, Marcel Michelmann wrote:
> Hi *,
> I wrote a program in Java communicating with libvirt/XEN over SSH, with 
> libvirt-java-0.2.1.
> I poll the CPU and RAM usage quite often (about 5 times a second).
> My program runs well about between 5-8 minutes, but then I get 
> LibvirtException: socket closed unexpectedly.
> Although I try to catch the LibvirtExceptions with special 
> System.out.println messages I have no idea where this is coming from.
> Now my question: what leads to this exception?
> exception caught: org.libvirt.LibvirtException: socket closed unexpectedly
> code:VIR_ERR_RPC
> hasConn:false
> hasDom:false
> hasNet:false
> message:socket closed unexpectedly

Either the remote libvirtd crashed, or it explicitly dropped this client
for misbehaving. I'm betting this is a libvirtd bug in event handling.

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