** Also affects: supermin (Ubuntu Xenial)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

** Changed in: supermin (Ubuntu Xenial)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: supermin (Ubuntu Xenial)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Nivedita Singhvi (niveditasinghvi)

** Changed in: supermin (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Released

** Changed in: supermin (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: New => In Progress

** Tags removed: sts-sponsor
** Tags added: sts

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  libguestfs not work anymore with 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu

Status in supermin package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in supermin source package in Xenial:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  (Updated Description/Summary)

  * This is a bug in the supermin package v5.1.14 in Xenial.
  * This bug affects supermin versions < v5.1.18 when using a
    kernel that is v4.13-based or later.
  * This bug was caused by an update to the mainline v4.13 kernel
    which broke supermin due to the way supermin handled symlinks.

  * The bug results in total loss of functionality in supermin
    and users of supermin such as guestfish, libguestfs-test-tool,
    others. i.e. it is a regression in functionality for managing
    virtual appliances.
  * This bug does not affect Bionic, Artful or Trusty (See Comment #14).

  Test Case & Reproduction
  * This bug manifests in different ways based on the caller / use case
    but is reliable and consistent in its reproduction.
    See original description and Comment #12, for trivial repro cases.

  * The fix for the Xenial version includes a backport of 2 upstream
    fixes to the file ext2fs-c.c (the fix for the symlink breakage
    is contained in this file). See comment #13 for details.
  * A separate PPA test package for Xenial is available to test with
    (See comment #13).
  * This fix has been tested successfully on Xenial and shown to fix the
    reported and related breakages as listed in this bug (Comment #12).

  Regression Potential
  * Regression Potential: there might be some bugs in some edge cases
    that have not been tested or some environment that is not typical
    causing some new issue which might affect the creation of the virtual
    appliances and their management/manipulation via tools in the
    libguestfs-tools package (e.g. guestfish).

  The attached debdiff is intended to create a rev of the current Xenial
  package version supermin_5.1.14-2ubuntu1 to supermin_5.1.14-2ubuntu1.1.


  Original Description
  after upgrade to 4.13.0-26-generic #29~16.04.2-Ubuntu all the virt-* tools 
not work anymore

  running the libguestfs-test-tool shows that the qemu kernel crashes
  [    0.755354] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! 
  [    0.755354]
  [    0.756619] CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: init Not tainted 4.13.0-26-generic 
  [    0.757893] Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 
Ubuntu-1.8.2-1ubuntu1 04/01/2014
  [    0.759157] Call Trace:
  [    0.759444]  dump_stack+0x63/0x8b
  [    0.760847]  panic+0xe4/0x23d
  [    0.761184]  do_exit+0xae6/0xaf0
  [    0.761547]  ? dput+0x34/0x1f0
  [    0.762292]  do_group_exit+0x43/0xb0
  [    0.762690]  SyS_exit_group+0x14/0x20
  [    0.763333]  entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x1e/0x81
  [    0.764221] RIP: 0033:0x451579
  [    0.764799] RSP: 002b:00007ffda4fe3768 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: 
  [    0.766275] RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 0000000001415cb3 RCX: 
  [    0.767056] RDX: 0000000000000008 RSI: 0000000000000001 RDI: 
  [    0.768290] RBP: 0000000001415c30 R08: 000000000000003c R09: 
  [    0.769451] R10: ffffffffffffffd0 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 
  [    0.770651] R13: 0044b82fa09b5a53 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: 
  [    0.772563] Kernel Offset: 0x3cc00000 from 0xffffffff81000000 (relocation 
range: 0xffffffff80000000-0xffffffffbfffffff)
  [    0.774729] Rebooting in 1 seconds..
  libguestfs: error: appliance closed the connect

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: linux-image-4.13.0-26-generic 4.13.0-26.29~16.04.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-26.29~16.04.2-generic 4.13.13
  Uname: Linux 4.13.0-26-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.15
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon Jan 15 07:03:40 2018
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-07-14 (184 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 16.04.2 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 
  SourcePackage: linux-hwe
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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