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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 2/2] qemuDomainUndefineFlags: unlink nvram file regardless of domain state

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 02:20:06PM +0200, Michal Privoznik wrote:

Currently, there's a bug when undefining a domain with NVRAM
store. Basically, the unlink() of the NVRAM store file happens
during the undefine procedure iff domain is inactive. So, if
domain is running and undefine is called the file is left behind.
It won't be removed in the domain cleanup process either
(qemuProcessStop). One of the solutions is to remove if
regardless of the domain state and rely on qemu having the file
opened. This still has a downside that if the domain is defined
back the NVRAM store file is going to be new, any changes to the
current one are lost (just like with any other file that is
deleted while a process has it opened). But is it really a

It might be.  Why don't we disable removing it when the domain is
running?  We have some precedence for this.  The place which already
deals with this possibility is tools/virsh-domain.c in the cmdUndefine()
where we handle --remove-all-storage.  If you look at the help of that
command it also says:

 --nvram          remove nvram file, if inactive

And that makes sense to me.  What doesn't, on the other hand, is that it
also says:

 --keep-nvram     keep nvram file, if inactive

I don't get the "if inactive" there.  But I'm not going to check who
pushed that.  At least not again =)

Signed-off-by: Michal Privoznik <mprivozn redhat com>
src/qemu/qemu_driver.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c b/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
index 574c351ae..992ae2a2e 100644
--- a/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
+++ b/src/qemu/qemu_driver.c
@@ -7367,8 +7367,8 @@ qemuDomainUndefineFlags(virDomainPtr dom,

-    if (!virDomainObjIsActive(vm) &&
-        vm->def->os.loader && vm->def->os.loader->nvram &&
+    if (vm->def->os.loader &&
+        vm->def->os.loader->nvram &&
        virFileExists(vm->def->os.loader->nvram)) {
        if ((flags & VIR_DOMAIN_UNDEFINE_NVRAM)) {
            if (unlink(vm->def->os.loader->nvram) < 0) {

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