libvirt and SELlinux 'access denied' in a VM

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Fri Mar 21 14:40:30 UTC 2014


On 03/21/2014 10:36 AM, Juerg Haefliger wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I started a VM using the official F20 cloud image, installed libvirt and its
> dependencies and tried to create a guest but SELinux won't let me:
> 
> [root at fedora-20 ~]# virsh create mini.xml
> error: Failed to create domain from mini.xml
> error: Input/output error
> 
> [root at fedora-20 ~]# journalctl | tail
> Mar 21 14:23:06 fedora-20 systemd[1]: SELinux policy denies access.
> Mar 21 14:23:06 fedora-20 systemd-machined[7210]: Failed to start machine
> scope: Access denied
> Mar 21 14:23:06 fedora-20 libvirtd[6856]: Input/output error
> 
> [root at fedora-20 ~]# cat /var/log/libvirt/qemu/mini.log
> 2014-03-21 14:23:06.740+0000: starting up
> LC_ALL=C PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
> QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=none /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -name mini -S -machine
> pc-i440fx-1.6,accel=tcg,usb=off -m 1024 -realtime mlock=off -smp
> 1,sockets=1,cores=1,threads=1 -uuid 11111111-2890-2015-1f87-cbfa725b1dd3
> -nographic -no-user-config -nodefaults -chardev
> socket,id=charmonitor,path=/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/mini.monitor,server,nowait
> -mon chardev=charmonitor,id=monitor,mode=control -rtc base=utc -no-shutdown
> -device piix3-usb-uhci,id=usb,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1.0x2 -device
> virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x2
> 2014-03-21 14:23:06.744+0000: shutting down
> 

> msg='virt=qemu vm="mini" uuid=11111111-2890-2015-1f87-cbfa725b1dd3
> vm-ctx=107:107 img-ctx=107:107 model=dac exe="/usr/sbin/libvirtd" hostname=?
> addr=? terminal=? res=success'
> type=USER_AVC msg=audit(1395412399.788:283): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295
> ses=4294967295  subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='avc:  denied  { start }
> for auid=-1 uid=-1 gid=-1 scontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0
> tcontext=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 tclass=service 

That's strange, not sure what caused it. Try an selinux relabel. Make sure
selinux isn't disabled at startup (permissive is fine), and do:

sudo touch /.autorelabel
reboot

- Cole


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