[ovs-discuss] systemd issue

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Fri Jan 20 23:35:40 UTC 2017

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 03:08:39PM -0800, Muminul Islam Russell wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using 2.3.1 version and having issue with starting openvswitch
> service with systemd.
> [root at localhost ~]# systemctl status openvswitch
> Jan 20 15:00:54 localhost systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Open vSwitch switch...
> Jan 20 15:00:54 localhost openvswitch[3196]: Starting ovsdb-server
> ovsdb-server: /var/run/openvswitch/ovsdb-server.pid: pidfile check
> failed (Permission denied), aborting

ovsdb-server tried to check whether it was already running, by reading
its own pidfile, but it couldn't read it due to a "permission denied"

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