[PATCH] remote: systemd: Remove unix sockets from filesystem when disabling a '.socket' unit

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Tue Jan 18 14:38:26 UTC 2022

The existence of the unix socket path is used by the remote driver to
determine whether modular daemons are in use, so if the socket file
stays behind and the user decided to switch from modular to monolithic
daemon which was socket activated, the remote driver will insist on
picking '/var/run/libvirt/virtqemud-sock', even when it's no longer in

 # systemctl start libvirtd.service
 # virsh list
  Id   Name   State

 # systemctl stop libvirtd.service
 Warning: Stopping libvirtd.service, but it can still be activated by:
 # systemctl start virtqemud.socket
 # virsh list
  Id   Name   State

 # systemctl stop virtqemud.socket
 # systemctl start libvirtd.service
 # virsh list
 error: failed to connect to the hypervisor
 error: Failed to connect socket to '/var/run/libvirt/virtqemud-sock': Connection refused

 # virsh -c 'qemu:///system?socket=/var/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock' list
  Id   Name   State

Fix this by instructing systemd to delete the socket file when
deactivating the unit file for the socket.

Signed-off-by: Peter Krempa <pkrempa at redhat.com>
 src/remote/libvirtd.socket.in | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/src/remote/libvirtd.socket.in b/src/remote/libvirtd.socket.in
index 85b4aa800a..0f349656f5 100644
--- a/src/remote/libvirtd.socket.in
+++ b/src/remote/libvirtd.socket.in
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@ Before=@service at .service
 ListenStream=@runstatedir@/libvirt/@sockprefix at -sock
 Service=@service at .service


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