[libvirt-users] qemu-attach fails

DS DS dsvirt17 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 20:32:44 UTC 2017

Nm, turns out qemu-kvm needs to be started with the full path
(/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -hda....) then virsh goes past this error.

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:22 PM, DS DS <dsvirt17 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using "qemu-attach" in virsh to attach to an existing qemu process so
> I can send monitor commands to it.
> the VM is started using
> qemu-kvm -net none -hda ./out.img -m 4G -nographic
> The VM gets started and the OS boots fine.
> Then, I start virsh and do a "qemu-attach 44273" which is the PID of the
> qemu process.
> virsh # qemu-attach 44273
> error: Failed to attach to pid 44273
> error: Cannot check QEMU binary qemu-kvm: No such file or directory
> qemu-kvm is in /usr/libexec. There is a symlink to it from /usr/bin and
> /bin.
> The virsh command "create" (for a different VM) works fine.
> What could be missing? Are there any debug/log messages/config files that
> can shed some light.
> Thanks.
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