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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] macvtap: log an error if on failure to connect to netlink socket

On 03/15/2011 04:45 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 03/15/2011 02:32 PM, Laine Stump wrote:

In the subject, s/if //

A bug in libnl (see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677724
and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=677725) makes it very
easy to create a failure to connect to the netlink socket when trying
to open a macvtap network device ("type='direct'" in domain interface
XML). When that error occurred, there was no log message, leading
virsh (for example) to report "unknown error".

This patch logs a message which will hopefully be more useful. (All
other error exits from the same function were already logging a
Well, not all of them - nl_handle_alloc failure was silent instead of
calling virReportOOMError before returning -1.  Likewise for the final
nl_recv not calling virReportSystemError.

Ah right, I see what you mean. I hadn't looked as closely, just at the "goto err_exit" places.

I'll do a V2 later tonight. Right now the front door is opening...

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