Bug#955483: Alphanumeric ordering of depending sockets breaks restart

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Thu Apr 2 12:07:48 BST 2020

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 04:53 Guido G√ľnther <agx at sigxcpu.org> wrote:

> control: reassign -1 systemd
> control: retitle -1 systemd fails to restart socket unit of already
> running service
> Dear systemd maintainers
> On Wed, Apr 01, 2020 at 03:52:35PM +0200, Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
> > Thanks, from that POV it makes sense.
> > I'm not good at re-assigning debian bugs could one of you please do so
> > to affect system as well?
> The tl;dr; version is that
>     systemctl restart libvirtd.socket
> fails like
>     Job failed. See "journalctl -xe" for details.
>     Apr 02 09:29:57 foo systemd[1]: libvirtd.socket: Socket service
> libvirtd.service already active, refusing.
>     Apr 02 09:29:57 foo systemd[1]: Failed to listen on Libvirt local
> socket.
> if libvirtd.service is already running (libvirtd.socket has):
>     [Socket]
>     ListenStream=/run/libvirt/libvirt-sock
>     Service=libvirtd.service
>     SocketMode=0666
> and libvirtd.service is
> https://salsa.debian.org/libvirt-team/libvirt/-/blob/debian/sid/src/remote/libvirtd.service.in
> The issue that this also happens in libvirt-daemon-system's postinst so
> a restart of the socket unit does not seem to be possible. This could
> be worked around by not restarting the socket units (changes in the
> socket units seem to be picked up when restarting libvirtd.service
> as well) but that would give problems when switching to socket only
> activation.
> Since this looks like a common problem i'm likely missing something.

I have always thought that every service should have Requires= all the
sockets it uses. Does it fix the problem?

Stooping only the socket should either crash the daemon or stop it
gracefully first. I would think the latter is much better.
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