Bug 1005581 - On ARM, qemu-kvm runs qemu-system-x86_64
Summary: On ARM, qemu-kvm runs qemu-system-x86_64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 20
Hardware: arm
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: TRACKER-bugs-affecting-libguestfs
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Reported: 2013-09-08 17:48 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2013-10-01 02:18 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version: qemu-1.6.0-8.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-10-01 02:18:13 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2013-09-08 17:48:18 UTC
Description of problem:

$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/qemu-kvm 
$ uname -m

ARM supports KVM.  This means qemu-kvm, if it exists, should
run qemu-system-arm (which is the binary that, on ARM, supports
KVM guests).  Having qemu-kvm run qemu-system-x86_64 on ARM
is confusing and wrong.

However I suspect that it's probably best for us to set a
date / Fedora release when we will drop qemu-kvm completely
and tell everyone about that.  The sooner the better IMHO.
In fact, why not for Fedora 20 / RHEL 7?

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build libguestfs, run the test suite.

Actual results:

/usr/bin/qemu-kvm \
    -global virtio-blk-device.scsi=off \
    -nodefconfig \
    -nodefaults \
    -nographic \
    -M vexpress-a9 \
    -machine accel=kvm:tcg,kernel_irqchip=off \
    -m 500 \
    -no-reboot \
    -kernel /home/rjones/d/libguestfs/tmp/.guestfs-1001/kernel.31868 \
    -dtb /home/rjones/d/libguestfs/tmp/.guestfs-1001/dtb.31868 \
    -initrd /home/rjones/d/libguestfs/tmp/.guestfs-1001/initrd.31868 \
    -device virtio-scsi-device,id=scsi \
    -drive file=liveness1.img,cache=writeback,format=raw,id=hd0,if=none \
    -device scsi-hd,drive=hd0 \
    -drive file=/home/rjones/d/libguestfs/tmp/.guestfs-1001/root.31868,snapshot=on,id=appliance,cache=unsafe,if=none \
    -device scsi-hd,drive=appliance \
    -device virtio-serial-device \
    -serial stdio \
    -device sga \
    -chardev socket,path=/home/rjones/d/libguestfs/tmp/libguestfs64Va3Q/guestfsd.sock,id=channel0 \
    -device virtserialport,chardev=channel0,name=org.libguestfs.channel.0 \
    -append 'panic=1 console=ttyAMA0 udevtimeout=600 no_timer_check acpi=off printk.time=1 cgroup_disable=memory root=/dev/sdb selinux=0 guestfs_verbose=1 TERM=screen'
Supported machines are:
none                 empty machine
pc                   Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996) (alias of pc-i440fx-1.6)
pc-i440fx-1.6        Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996) (default)
pc-i440fx-1.5        Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
pc-i440fx-1.4        Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
pc-1.3               Standard PC
pc-1.2               Standard PC
pc-1.1               Standard PC
pc-1.0               Standard PC
pc-0.15              Standard PC

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2013-09-08 17:55:09 UTC
Ah, the intention was that qemu-kvm would only be shipped on x86 since that's the only real system we need to maintain back compat on. Sticking in POST since it's a simple spec change

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-09-24 16:23:19 UTC
qemu-1.6.0-8.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-09-26 06:29:48 UTC
Package qemu-1.6.0-8.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing qemu-1.6.0-8.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-10-01 02:18:13 UTC
qemu-1.6.0-8.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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