[Users] image ownership

Federico Simoncelli fsimonce at redhat.com
Thu May 10 07:38:18 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jacob Wyatt" <jwyatt at ggc.edu>
> To: users at ovirt.org
> Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:08:54 PM
> Subject: [Users] image ownership
> Greetings all,
> I've set up a new oVirt installation and it's behaving strangely with
> regard to virtual machine image files on the NFS storage.  Whenever
> I shut down a machine it's changing the owner of the image to
> root:root (0:0) instead of vdsm:kvm (36:36).  After that it can't
> start or do anything with that image again until I manually change
> the ownership back.  Everything works fine again until I shut the
> machine down.  I assume this is some mistake I've made in
> installation.  I did not have this problem in the test environment,
> but I'm stumped as to what went wrong.
> -Jacob

Hi Jacob,
 could you check the dynamic_ownership in /etc/libvirt/qemu.conf:

# grep dynamic_ownership /etc/libvirt/qemu.conf 
#dynamic_ownership = 1
dynamic_ownership=0 # by vdsm


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