Bug 1434666

Summary: "-numa" should not silently accept an invalid parameter ("size")
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Min Deng <mdeng>
Component: qemu-kvm-rhevAssignee: Eric Blake <eblake>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Yumei Huang <yuhuang>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.4CC: chayang, eblake, hhuang, jinzhao, mrezanin, qzhang, virt-maint, yuhuang
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Hardware: All   
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Fixed In Version: qemu-kvm-rhev-2.9.0-1.el7 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2017-08-02 03:39:56 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Min Deng 2017-03-22 04:20:08 UTC
Description of problem:
"-numa" silently should not accept an invalid parameter ("size")

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot up guest with cli
  ... -m 4G -smp 4,maxcpus=8 -numa node,size=2G,cpus=0,cpus=2,cpus=4,cpus=6 -numa node,size=2G,cpus=1,cpus=3,cpus=5,cpus=7 ...
2.The guest could boot up successfully.

Actual results:
Invalid parameter "size="is accepted by qemu-kvm

Expected results:
The "size=" value should not be accepted by qemu-kvm at all

Additional info:
Please refer to one bug 1433193 for further investigation if necessary

Comment 2 Min Deng 2017-03-22 04:21:31 UTC
Both x86 and ppc64le has this issue from QE perspective,thanks a lot.

Comment 3 Eric Blake 2017-03-22 13:42:05 UTC
Upstream patch proposed:

Regression introduced in upstream qemu 2.7 in the QemuOpts visitor

Comment 4 Eric Blake 2017-03-23 19:54:25 UTC
Merged upstream in time to land in v2.9.0-rc2:

0832970 qom: Fix regression with 'qom-type'
21f88d0 qapi: Fix QemuOpts visitor regression on unvisited input
9a6d1ac qom: Avoid unvisited 'id'/'qom-type' in user_creatable_add_opts
76861f6 tests: Expose regression in QemuOpts visitor

Comment 5 Yumei Huang 2017-04-24 09:06:39 UTC

Boot guest with size option for numa node,

# /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -m 4G,slots=40,maxmem=40G \

-drive file=rhel74.qcow2,if=none,id=drive-virtio-disk0,format=qcow2,cache=none  -device virtio-blk-pci,drive=drive-virtio-disk0,id=virtio-disk0,bootindex=1 \

 -netdev tap,id=idinWyYp -device virtio-net-pci,mac=42:ce:a9:d2:4d:d7,id=idlbq7eA,netdev=idinWyYp \

-vnc :0 -monitor stdio \

-numa node,size=1G \

-numa node,size=3G

Guest failed to boot and print error message:

qemu-kvm: -numa node,size=1G: Invalid parameter 'size'

So the bug is fixed.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-02 03:39:56 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.