[libvirt-users] Libvirtd freezes

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Sat Apr 29 05:24:58 UTC 2017

On 04/29/2017 04:38 AM, Stefano Ricci wrote:
> 2017-04-28 14:33 GMT+02:00 Michal Privoznik <mprivozn at redhat.com>:
>> On 04/27/2017 04:31 PM, Stefano Ricci wrote:
>>> Here is the backtrace of the libvirt process just started
>> [Just a side note, you shouldn't top post on technical lists. Gmail
>> sucks at this.]
>>> https://pastebin.com/R66myzFp
>> Looks like libvirtd is trying to spawn /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 but
>> it takes ages to init. In the debug logs you might see the actual
>> command line that libvirt tries to execute. You can try running it by
>> hand and see if it takes about the same time. If so, then it's a qemu bug.
>> http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/DebugLogs
>> Michal
> The line that comes from the libvirt log is as follows:
> LC_ALL=C PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin HOME=/ USER=root
> /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -S -no-user-config -nodefaults -nographic
> -M none -qmp unix:/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/capabilities.monitor.sock,server,nowait
> -pidfile /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/capabilities.pidfile -daemonize
> Before I run the command manually I added the -D parameter to write
> the qemu process stderr in a log file.
> Once the command is executed, the log file is blank then error-free
> and the process seems to respond correctly.
> I have connected with the following command: nc -U
> /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/capabilities.monitor.sock
> and this is an extract of qemu output to my requests:
> {"QMP": {"version": {"qemu": {"micro": 1, "minor": 8, "major": 2},
> "package": ""}, "capabilities": []}}
> { "execute": "qmp_capabilities" }
> {"return": {}}
> { "execute": "query-commands" }
> {"return": [{"name": "xen-set-global-dirty-log"}, {"name":
> "xen-save-devices-state"}, {"name": "xen-load-devices-state"},
> {"name": "x-colo-lost-heartbeat"}, {"name":
> "x-blockdev-remove-medium"}, {"name": "x-blockdev-insert-medium"},
> {"name": "x-blockdev-del"}, {"name": "x-blockdev-change"}, {"name":
> "transaction"}, {"name": "trace-event-set-state"}, {"name":
> "trace-event-get-state"}, {"name": "system_wakeup"}, {"name":
> "system_reset"}, {"name": "system_powerdown"}, {"name": "stop"},
> {"name": "set_password"}, {"name": "set_link"}, {"name": "send-key"},
> {"name": "screendump"}, {"name": "rtc-reset-reinjection"}, {"name":
> "ringbuf-write"}, {"name": "ringbuf-read"}, {"name": "remove-fd"},
> {"name": "quit"}, {"name": "query-vnc-servers"}, {"name":
> "query-vnc"}, {"name": "query-version"}, {"name": "query-uuid"},
> {"name": "query-tpm-types"}, {"name": "query-tpm-models"}, {"name":
> "query-tpm"}, {"name": "query-target"}, {"name": "query-status"},
> {"name": "query-spice"}, {"name": "query-rx-filter"}, {"name":
> "query-rocker-ports"}, {"name": "query-rocker-of-dpa-groups"},
> {"name": "query-rocker-of-dpa-flows"}, {"name": "query-rocker"},
> {"name": "query-pci"}, {"name": "query-named-block-nodes"}, {"name":
> "query-name"}, {"name": "query-migrate-parameters"}, {"name":
> "query-migrate-capabilities"}, {"name": "query-migrate-cache-size"},
> {"name": "query-migrate"}, {"name": "query-mice"}, {"name":
> "query-memory-devices"}, {"name": "query-memdev"}, {"name":
> "query-machines"}, {"name": "query-kvm"}, {"name": "query-iothreads"},
> {"name": "query-hotpluggable-cpus"}, {"name": "query-fdsets"},
> {"name": "query-events"}, {"name":
> "query-dump-guest-memory-capability"}, {"name": "query-dump"},
> {"name": "query-cpus"}, {"name": "query-cpu-definitions"}, {"name":
> "query-commands"}, {"name": "query-command-line-options"}, {"name":
> "query-chardev-backends"}, {"name": "query-chardev"}, {"name":
> "query-blockstats"}, {"name": "query-block-jobs"}, {"name":
> "query-block"}, {"name": "query-balloon"}, {"name":
> "query-acpi-ospm-status"}, {"name": "qom-set"}, {"name":
> "qom-list-types"}, {"name": "qom-list"}, {"name": "qom-get"}, {"name":
> "qmp_capabilities"}, {"name": "pmemsave"}, {"name": "object-del"},
> {"name": "object-add"}, {"name": "netdev_del"} .......
> So it would not look like a qemu bug.

Well, this does not prove that qemu replies to all commands issued by
libvirt. For that we would need debug logs as referred to above.

BTW: The stack trace looks a bit old (the line number do not match with
the current git HEAD) - what's the release you're running and does the
problem occur with the current git HEAD too?


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