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|Summary:||RHEL 5.2 doesn't start in kvm virtual machine|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Matěj Cepl <mcepl>|
|Component:||kvm||Assignee:||Glauber Costa <gcosta>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||9||CC:||berrange, clalance, katzj, k.georgiou, thoger, virt-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-04-24 01:11:39 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Matěj Cepl 2008-05-23 09:44:05 EDT
Description of problem: When booting RHEL 5.1 (just hoped to upgrade) in kvm virtual machine (it used to work like a month ago when I started the machine last time; then it was still Fedora Rawhide), the boot doesn't get over "Enabling local filesystem quotas". Then it freezes and doesn't do anything else (waited half an hour to be sure). Unfortunately, because the computer didn't start up, I don't know much how to get more information about the issue. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): libvirt-0.4.2-3.fc9.i386 PolicyKit-0.8-2.fc9.i386 selinux-policy-targeted-3.3.1-55.fc9.noarch kernel-22.214.171.124-26.fc9.i686 qemu-0.9.1-5.fc9.i386 qemu-img-0.9.1-5.fc9.i386 kvm-65-4.fc9.i386 How reproducible: 100% in two tries Steps to Reproduce: 1.(as root) virsh create /etc/libvirt/qemu/tikanga.xml ; virt-viewer -c qemu:///system tikanga 2. 3. Actual results: freezes on "Enabling local filesystem quotas" Expected results: it should work, and Firefox shouldn't break (which is I wanted to test at the first place)
Comment 1 Glauber Costa 2008-05-23 10:51:59 EDT
Hi, Posting the configuration file (tikanga.xml) would really help for us to spot a bit better what kind of things are happening there. Also, as a startup, please post host information (cpuinfo to start with) meanwhile, I'll see if I can reproduce the problem
Comment 2 Chris Lalancette 2008-05-23 12:16:47 EDT
Note that 5.2 under KVM is known to be broken as well. That is a combination of two bugs; one a bug in the powernow driver in 5.2 (which should be fixed in 5.3), the second being the fact that KVM doesn't export DMI information. Both should really be fixed (the latter upstream). Chris Lalancette
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-23 12:39:42 EDT
Created attachment 306519 [details] /etc/libvirt/qemu/tikanga.xml
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-23 12:41:42 EDT
Created attachment 306520 [details] output of dmidecode
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-23 14:05:57 EDT
Created attachment 306530 [details] sysreport OK, to make sure that the information is complete, here is sysreport attached.
Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-13 07:54:18 EDT
(In reply to comment #2) > Note that 5.2 under KVM is known to be broken as well. That is a combination of > two bugs; one a bug in the powernow driver in 5.2 (which should be fixed in > 5.3), the second being the fact that KVM doesn't export DMI information. Both > should really be fixed (the latter upstream). Are there any workarounds for these issues?
Comment 8 Chris Lalancette 2008-06-13 08:57:56 EDT
Not that I know of; the code with the problem int 5.2 is in the bootpath, and I don't know of a way to disable that bootpath. And adding the DMI information to KVM is something that should be done, but is not entirely trivial. You should stick with a 5.1 kernel for now, if you can get it working. Chris Lalancette
Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-13 11:54:40 EDT
Which means reinstall over slow ADSL line. Oh well.
Comment 10 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-13 12:11:03 EDT
Matej, 5.1 does not work with F9 KVM? 5.2 with 5.1 kernel seems to work fine on F8 KVM.
Comment 11 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-13 12:14:29 EDT
I have apparently upgraded to 5.2 kernel or 5.1 doesn't work with F9. I don't know, and I cannot test it because I cannot get to the virtual machine to find out ;-)).
Comment 12 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-14 03:35:30 EDT
Created attachment 309327 [details] Introductory grub screen to show which kernel versions I have I found that the only way how to collect some information about this issue is to run whole thing in virt-manager (which I don't usually use) and make a lot of screenshots. So this is the first image my funnies about whole story. This is to show which kernels I have installed in the virtual machine and that I have selected the older one.
Comment 13 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-14 03:36:34 EDT
Created attachment 309328 [details] editing kernel command line I have removed "quiet rhgb" from the kernel command line
Comment 14 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-14 03:46:27 EDT
Created attachment 309329 [details] kernel panicking voilá! this is the conclusion -- kernel panick when local drivers are mounted
Comment 15 Chris Lalancette 2008-06-16 02:52:26 EDT
Yes, and in regards to comment #10, 5.1 KVM guests work just fine for me here on both AMD and Intel. Although I have to admit, I'm just using 53.el5, not one of the releases after that. Matej, can you install the .53 (not 53.1.6), and see if that boots? Chris Lalancette
Comment 16 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-16 04:48:00 EDT
(In reply to comment #15) > Yes, and in regards to comment #10, 5.1 KVM guests work just fine for me here > on both AMD and Intel. Although I have to admit, I'm just using 53.el5, not > one of the releases after that. Matej, can you install the .53 (not 53.1.6), > and see if that boots? Well, I have to reinstall the guest from scratch, which will take some time -- this is not my highest priority at the moment.
Comment 17 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-17 06:26:58 EDT
OK, I have reinstalled and bare RHEL 5.1GA works perfectly. Running yum upgrade and will report the results.
Comment 18 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-17 14:08:03 EDT
Created attachment 309649 [details] screenshot of non-reproduction With upgrading to the latest version of everything (including kernel 2.6.18-92.1.1.el5) everything works without a problem. I would hesitate to just close this bug, if there is not a good explanation why it suddenly works.
Comment 19 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-17 14:15:32 EDT
Matej, still running on the Intel host?
Comment 20 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-17 14:42:27 EDT
Host system is still the same (Fedora 9, kernel-126.96.36.199-55.fc9.i686, kvm-65-7.fc9.i386).
Comment 21 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-24 01:11:39 EDT
I has been working for some time already.