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Re: [Xen-devel] libxl and libvirt in Fedora (rawhide)

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM, M A Young <m.a.young@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 22 Jan 2013, Jim Fehlig wrote:

For those not following in the bug, the libxl driver executes
'/usr/sbin/xend status' and refuses to load it xend is running.  The
problem here is that the status check causes xend to start!  I can't
reproduce the issue, so perhaps it is specific to the fedora packages.

It is specific to the Fedora package. I traced it to the xen-initscript.patch file in the Fedora source. From xen-3.1.0-2.fc8 onwards Fedora xend ignores the option passed to it and just does a start. It was from before I started doing things on the package, but idea seems to have been to strip out functions like stop, reload etc. and do them directly in the init script.

I don't think it is worth changing this much, but I think I will put back the status option to keep libvirt happy.

The other option of course would be to have a parallel patch in Fedora's libvirt package, which calls "/etc/init.d/xend status" instead of "/usr/bin/xend status" -- but that seems like it's probably more fragile than just re-enabling the option in the Xen package.

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