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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 3/3] network driver: Use a separate dhcp leases file for each network

On 03/11/2011 12:04 PM, Laine Stump wrote:
> By default, all dnsmasq processes share the same leases file. libvirt
> also uses the --dhcp-lease-max option to control the maximum number of
> leases allowed. The problem is that libvirt puts in a number equal to
> the number of addresses in the range for the one network handled by a
> single instance of dnsmasq, but dnsmasq checks the total number of
> leases in the file (which could potentially contain many more).
> The solution is to tell each instance of dnsmasq to create and use its
> own leases file. (/var/lib/libvirt/network/<net-name>.leases).
> This file is created by dnsmasq when it starts, but not deleted when
> it exists. This is fine when the network is just being stopped, but if
> the leases file was left around when a network was undefined, we could
> end up with an ever-increasing number of dead files - instead, we
> explicitly unlink the leases file when a network is undefined.
> Note that Ubuntu carries a patch against an older version of libvirt for this:
> hhttps://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libvirt/+bug/713071
> ttp://bazaar.launchpad.net/~serge-hallyn/ubuntu/maverick/libvirt/bugall/revision/109
> I was certain I'd also seen discussion of this on libvir-list or
> libvirt-users, but couldn't find it.

Be that as it may, it's a real fix worth applying.


Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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