Oracle Linux 6 Guest VM Shutdown Spews Repeated Xen Errors "libxl: error: libxl.c:91:libxl_ctx_alloc: is xenstore daemon running?" (Doc ID 1980021.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2015

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] [Release OL6 to OL6U6]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

In a Oracle VM 3.3.1 Server, while shutting down the Para Virtualized (PV) Guest running with Oracle Linux 6; it spews repeated xen errors - "libxl: error: libxl.c:91:libxl_ctx_alloc: is xenstore daemon running?"

The message displayed dozen of times, causing the shutdown to take 4x as long as needed.

Changes

The VM has additional Xen packages installed. There are xen hypervisor, tools and library packages installed on the system.

Cause

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