Bug 648169

Summary: Cannot boot 2.6.35.x SMP guests
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Richard Chan <rc556677>
Component: qemuAssignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers <virt-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 14CC: amit.shah, berrange, clalance, dwmw2, ehabkost, extras-orphan, itamar, jaswinder, jforbes, knoel, notting, ondrejj, quintela, scottt.tw, tburke, virt-maint
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Description Flags
This UP guest reaches shell
Guest UP or SMP does not reach graphical desktop none

Description Richard Chan 2010-10-31 06:17:43 EDT
Created attachment 456709 [details]
This UP guest reaches shell

Description of problem:

Fedora 14 host boots 2.6.35 SMP guests but the boot process does not reach a shell. The console echoes characters.

This is on AMD Phenom II X4, Fedora x86_64, x86_64 SMP guests.

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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an SMP guest, 2 CPUs, 1024MB RAM.
2. Guest uses a 2.6.35 kernel: Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10
3. Run guest
Actual results:

Kernel boots, console logs messages but the process gets stuck halfway and
I do not get a shell. The console echoes characters

Expected results:

Boots to shell or desktop

Additional info:

I have a UP Ubuntu Server 10.10 guest that successfully boots to shell.

I have a UP Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 guest that intermittently reaches the graphical desktop.

The Fedora 14 Beta Install DVD does not reach anaconda.
Comment 1 Richard Chan 2010-10-31 06:19:31 EDT
Created attachment 456710 [details]
Guest UP or SMP does not reach graphical desktop
Comment 2 Richard Chan 2010-10-31 06:48:10 EDT
An older kernel 2.6.32.x (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) successfully boots SMP to graphical desktop.
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2012-05-20 19:50:40 EDT
F14 is end-of-life now. If anyone is still affected by this bug with newer
qemu versions (fedora 16 or 17), please reopen this report.