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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 1/2] Fix occasional container creation failure due to misuse of grantpt



On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 09:31:28PM -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> glibc's grantpt and ptsname cannot be used on a fd for a pty not in
> /dev/pts.  The lxc controller tries to do just that.  So if you try to
> start a container on a system where /dev/pts/0 is not available, it
> will fail.  You can make this happen by opening a terminal on
> /dev/pts/0, and doing 'sleep 2h & disown; exit'.  To fix this, I call
> the virFileOpenTtyAt() from a forked task in a new mount ns, and first
> mount the container's /dev/pts onto /dev/pts.  (Then the opened fd must
> be passed back to the lxc driver).  Another solution would be to just
> do it all by hand without grantpt and ptsname.


GNULIB already has a 'grantpt' implementation for MinGW, OpenBSD
and OS-X. So I wonder if they would like to fix the broken Linux
glibc version too ?

Daniel
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