How to debug Libvirt problems

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This page describes how to debug libvirt. For general information on how to file a bug see Bugs and feature requests.

Checking the common bugs page or searching in bugzilla will save you time if your problem has already been reported.


Identifying your problem area

Something that ensures that the component in question is at fault not some other thing..

Information to include in your report

All bug reports

In all cases, the following should be mentioned and attached to your bug report:

  • The exact command-line used to start libvirt if other than.
service libvirtd start
  • The version number of the libvirt.
rpm -q libvirt
  • The output url from smolt.
smoltSendProfile -a | grep public
  • The name of the hypervisor (Xen, QEMU, KVM) your using.
  • The XML config of the guest domain
  • For Xen hypervisor, the XenD logfile from /var/log/xen
  • For QEMU/KVM, the domain logfile from /var/log/libvirt/qemu

<Component> related problems

Sample entry

As well as the information from the 'All bug reports' section, include the following information:

Debugging <component>

As root install <components> debug package.

# debuginfo-install <component>

How to GDB component

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