[libvirt] [virt-tools-list] Provision through virt-manager not supported on para-virtualized Xen?

Cheer Xiao xiaqqaix at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 13:01:46 UTC 2012

2012/2/6 Cheer Xiao <xiaqqaix at gmail.com>:
> 2012/2/5 Cheer Xiao <xiaqqaix at gmail.com>:
>> 2012/2/4 Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com>:
>>> ... [snip] ...
>>> Okay, none of that indicates why it isn't working. I can't reproduce using
>>> your capabilities output and virt-manager 0.9.0 either (though I hacked it in
>>> so I could have missed a detail).
>>> Can you try with current upstream?
>>> git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/virt-manager.git
>>> git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/python-virtinst.git
>>> cd python-virtinst
>>> python setup.py build
>>> cd ../virt-manager
>>> ./autogen.sh && ./configure && make -j4
>>> # Then after you can launch virt-manager with
>>> PYTHONPATH=../python-virtinst python src/virt-manager.py --debug
>>> See if you can reproduce, and if so please provide debug output and we can go
>>> from there.
>> Thanks! I'll be testing in a few days.
> The problem is still present, and I have collected the debug output. FYII,

Sorry, wrong log. This is the correct version:

xiaq at vblackie ~/S/python-virtinst> virt-manager --debug

** WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'GMountMountFlags' as enum
when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

** WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'GDriveStartFlags' as enum
when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",
2012-02-06 20:59:56,609 (cli:71): virt-manager startup
2012-02-06 20:59:56,618 (virt-manager:291): Launched as:
/usr/local/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py --debug
2012-02-06 20:59:56,620 (virt-manager:292): GTK version: (2, 24, 8)
2012-02-06 20:59:56,621 (virt-manager:293): virt-manager version: 0.9.1
2012-02-06 20:59:56,621 (virt-manager:294): virtManager import:
<module 'virtManager' from
2012-02-06 20:59:56,873 (cli:118): virtinst version: 0.600.1
2012-02-06 20:59:56,875 (cli:119): virtinst import: <module 'virtinst'
from '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/virtinst/__init__.pyc'>
/usr/local/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py:305: DeprecationWarning:
Importing dbus.glib to use the GLib main loop with dbus-python is
Instead, use this sequence:

    from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop


  import dbus.glib
2012-02-06 20:59:57,541 (engine:555): No inspection thread because
libguestfs is too old, not available, or libvirt is not thread safe.
2012-02-06 20:59:57,552 (systray:138): Showing systray: False
2012-02-06 20:59:57,566 (engine:346): About to connect to uris
2012-02-06 20:59:57,780 (manager:171): Showing manager
2012-02-06 20:59:57,946 (engine:471): window counter incremented to 1
2012-02-06 20:59:59,745 (connection:991): Scheduling background open
thread for xen+ssh://xiaq@lux-002/
2012-02-06 20:59:59,756 (connection:1177): Background 'open
connection' thread is running
xiaq at lux-002's password:
2012-02-06 21:00:04,097 (connection:1227): Background open thread
complete, scheduling notify
2012-02-06 21:00:04,102 (connection:1232): Notifying open result
2012-02-06 21:00:06,158 (connection:1239): xen+ssh://xiaq@lux-002/ capabilities:

      <cells num='1'>
        <cell id='0'>
          <cpus num='4'>
            <cpu id='0'/>
            <cpu id='1'/>
            <cpu id='2'/>
            <cpu id='3'/>

    <arch name='i686'>
      <domain type='xen'>


2012-02-06 21:00:08,648 (connection:551): Connection doesn't seem to
support interface APIs. Skipping all interface polling.
2012-02-06 21:00:15,772 (connection:607): Connection managed save support: False
2012-02-06 21:00:17,041 (halhelper:133): Unable to connect to HAL to
list network devices: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The
name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
2012-02-06 21:00:17,044 (connection:186): Libvirt version does not
support physical interface listing
2012-02-06 21:00:17,047 (connection:229): Using libvirt API for
mediadev enumeration
2012-02-06 21:00:24,328 (create:174): Showing new vm wizard
start None None None
after None None None
2012-02-06 21:00:24,439 (create:859): Guest type set to os_type=xen,
arch=i686, dom_type=xen
start xen xen None
after xen xen None
start xen xen i686
after xen xen i686
2012-02-06 21:00:35,392 (engine:426): Tick is slow, not running at
requested rate.

> * My laptop runs Archlinux and In Arch the default python is python3,
> which makes it a little tricky to install python applications by hand.
> Thus I tested on a VirtualBox guest, running Ubuntu 12.04. The remote
> Xen host is the same.
> * The PYTHONPATH trick didn't work for me, for some reason. So I did
> `sudo python setup.py install` in python-virtinst and `sudo make
> install` in virt-manager and ran just `virt-manager --debug`.
> * python-virtinst and virt-manager are both compiled from HEAD of Git.

Cheer Xiao aka. xiaq

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