[libvirt-users] VIR_ERR_OPERATION_INVALID from virDomainDestroyFlags call

Milan Zamazal mzamazal at redhat.com
Fri Mar 17 13:07:11 UTC 2017

"Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange at redhat.com> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:55:13AM +0100, Milan Zamazal wrote:
>> Hi, we experienced a strange, non-reproducible error after a successful
>> migration to another host.  When we called virDomainDestroyFlags with
>> VIR_DOMAIN_DESTROY_GRACEFUL flag after the migration on the source host,
>> we got VIR_ERR_OPERATION_INVALID (code 55) error.  The same with
>> repeated virDomainDestroyFlags calls.  Normally, we would expect either
>> success or VIR_ERR_NO_DOMAIN error.  `virsh list' didn't show the VM.
> What about 'virsh list --all' - i expect you have an inactive guest
> present, as calling destory on an inactive guest triggers OPERATION_INVALID

I see.  It's interesting, since we use transient domains.  Are there
known circumstances when OPERATION_INVALID could be returned for a
transient domain?  Can we assume that we never receive that error when
trying to destroy a running domain?


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