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"Failed: whonix.SdwdateStatus" rights after shutting down whonix-ws-16 based qube

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An error messages like the one above pops up right after I shut down whonix-ws-16-dvm based disposable qube. It’s annoying and may scare some novice users.

Reproducing

  1. Be on update Qubes 4.1
  2. start whonix-ws-16-based qube
  3. Shut it down

If the timing is right it will show that error message. If it doesn’t just try again.

Qrexec policy logs

When running in dom0 the command sudo journalctl -u qubes-qrexec-policy-daemon, I see the following logs:

Mar 03 10:38:51 dom0 qrexec-policy-daemon[2987]: qrexec: whonix.SdwdateStatus+: sys-whonix -> disp7810: allowed to disp7810
Mar 03 10:39:01 dom0 qrexec-policy-daemon[2987]: qrexec: whonix.SdwdateStatus+: sys-whonix -> disp7810: allowed to disp7810
Mar 03 10:39:11 dom0 qrexec-policy-daemon[2987]: qrexec: whonix.SdwdateStatus+: sys-whonix -> disp7810: allowed to disp7810
Mar 03 10:39:21 dom0 qrexec-policy-daemon[2987]: qrexec: whonix.SdwdateStatus+: sys-whonix -> disp7810: allowed to disp7810
Mar 03 10:39:24 dom0 qrexec-policy-daemon[157609]: 2022-03-03 10:39:24.619 qrexec-client[157609]: process_io.c:187:process_io: vchan connection closed early (fds: 4 11 -1, status: -1 -1)
Mar 03 10:39:27 dom0 qrexec-policy-daemon[2987]: qrexec: whonix.SdwdateStatus: sys-whonix -> disp7810: error while executing: Failed to start the target: <module 'qrexec.exc' from '/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/qrexec/exc.py'>

My guess it that it’s constantly trying to get SdwdateStatus and sys-whonix doesn’t detect early enough the shutdown of a Qube and hence sends the qrexec when the service to respond has already shut down.

This update fix most if not all Denied: whonix. alike issues:

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