Bug 894451

Summary: boot hangs without console connected
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Brian Lane <bcl>
Component: qemuAssignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers <virt-maint>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: amit.shah, berrange, cfergeau, crobinso, dwmw2, itamar, jforbes, pbonzini, rjones, scottt.tw, virt-maint
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Description Brian Lane 2013-01-11 14:15:28 EST
Description of problem:
When running virt-install using a serial console it will not start to boot unless the console has been connected. And, if you wait around 15 seconds before connecting the console you need to hit a key before the kernel will start to boot.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
python-virtinst-0.600.3-2.fc18.noarch

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Test script attached

cmdline is:

virt-install -n console-test -r 1024 --noreboot --noautoconsole --graphics none \
--disk path=$ISO,device=cdrom \
--extra-args "stage2=live:CDLABEL=Fedora\x2018\x20x86_64 console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200n8" \
--location $ISOMOUNT
Comment 1 Brian Lane 2013-01-11 14:16:29 EST
Created attachment 677055 [details]
test script to reproduce problem
Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2013-01-14 14:43:31 EST
Thanks for the report Brian, I can reproduce.

Amit, this is what the flow control patches are supposed to fix, right? Patches my need tweaking for 1.2 (or I screwed up the backport).
Comment 3 Amit Shah 2013-01-24 05:37:24 EST
Can you fetch the qemu command line generated by the virt-install command?  I'm not sure where to look, Cole, you can help perhaps.
Comment 4 Amit Shah 2013-01-24 23:10:11 EST
I think this is fixed upstream by b37a2e4576530597dda880387e3f4da52c42b5b5
Comment 5 Cole Robinson 2013-01-25 18:38:22 EST
(In reply to comment #3)
> Can you fetch the qemu command line generated by the virt-install command? 
> I'm not sure where to look, Cole, you can help perhaps.

For reference, libvirt sticks qemu command line (and not much else) in /var/log/libvirt/qemu/<name>.log

Though I can reproduce with a hacked ISO I have that adds console=ttyS0:

qemu-kvm -cdrom boot_with_serial.iso -serial pty


(In reply to comment #4)
> I think this is fixed upstream by b37a2e4576530597dda880387e3f4da52c42b5b5

Yep, that fixes things for me. Thanks Amit!

bcl, I'll push a build early next week.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-02-02 17:33:11 EST
qemu-1.2.2-6.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/qemu-1.2.2-6.fc18
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-02-11 23:58:04 EST
qemu-1.2.2-6.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.