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Re: [libvirt] A bug or a "feature"

On 10.09.2012 18:17, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> I recently updated libvirt* on my test system and found out something
> interesting.  Although libvirtd is restarted , the dnsmasq
> instantiations it has are not restarted.
> In fact, if you remove virtualization from the system, the dnsmasq
> instantiations are still running.
> In fact, you have to manually kill them or reboot the system to remove
> them.
> If you are updated libvirt*, then you can do a
>     "virsh net-destroy <whatever>"
>     "virsh net-start <whatever>"
> OK, is this a bug (which I will report) or simply a "feature" that I do
> not like?

It's feature. In fact, when your domains are using the default network
you want to have dnsmasq running as it is (beside others) dhcp server
for them. Even when libvirtd is down (domains tend to regain DHCP record
from time to time).

If you don't want to use the default network, you can just unset autostart:

    virsh net-autostart --disable default


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