[libvirt-users] Libvirtd freezes

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Thu Apr 27 13:11:23 UTC 2017

On 04/27/2017 02:02 PM, Stefano Ricci wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I come back to ask for a hand to solve a problem that has affected me
> since October 2016 and I have not yet solved using libvirt.
> I thought I would solve it by going to a 4.9.x kernel with qemu
> and with libvirt 3.2.0.
> Compile it all in a stable LFS environment version 7.9 and that all
> checks pass without errors.
> The strange thing is that the libvirtd process starts without errors
> but has arrived at the qemu process launch to understand the system's
> capabilities freezes until the following process is killed
> /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -S -none-user-config -nodefaults
> -nographic -machine none, accel = kvm: tcg -qmp unix:
> /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/capabilities.monitor.sock,server,nowait-pidfile/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/capabilities.Pidfile
> -daemonize, since that time libvirtd resumes running and can be used
> with virsh.
> Performing qemu independently of libvirt works regularly, creates and
> runs virtual machines smoothly.
> Thanks in advance
> Stefano Ricci

I think I've read this somewhere else, but I don't remember where.
Anyway, my rough guess is that libvirtd is stuck on refreshing the qemu
capabilities. This is done on the daemon startup and until it finishes,
no API can be practically executed. Well, for the driver in question (in
this case qemu). Other driver should work just fine.

Can you please attach debugger and get the backtrace for us?

gdb -p $(pgrep libvirtd)

(gdb) bt


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