Bug 1123390 - virtio-scsi hotplug doesn't work on aarch64
Summary: virtio-scsi hotplug doesn't work on aarch64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 23
Hardware: aarch64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: TRACKER-bugs-affecting-libguestfs
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-25 13:39 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2015-11-25 14:54 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-11-25 02:24:39 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
hotplug-log.txt (89.37 KB, text/plain)
2014-07-25 13:39 UTC, Richard W.M. Jones
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2014-07-25 13:39:44 UTC
Created attachment 920987 [details]

Description of problem:

Libguestfs has a comprehensive test suite which covers hotplugging.
It uses virtio-scsi as a the disk interface to test this.

Hot plug of virtio-scsi doesn't appear to work on aarch64.

First question: On aarch64 we use virtio-mmio, not virtio-pci.
Is virtio-mmio even supposed to support hotplugging?  My internet
searches are inconclusive.  If virtio-mmio just doesn't support
hotplugging, then feel free to move the component to `libguestfs'
so I can disable the feature.  However if it's supposed to work then
don't do this, because I'd like to test it.

When you try to hot add a disk, you get no error.  The disk
just doesn't show up after 30 seconds (which is the timeout in
this test).

However there are virtio-scsi errors that happen during boot
which might be related.  The full log of the test is attached.

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

qemu from git @ ab6d3749c4915cd569
kernel 3.16.0-0.rc6.git1.1.efirtcfix1.fc22.aarch64

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. make -C tests/hotplug check

Additional info:

See attached log

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2014-07-25 17:03:53 UTC
My understanding is that this is not expected to work, virtio-mmio is not an actual bus and has no concept of hotplug. Maybe it should fail in a better way, but this is all better suited for the upstream list where the arm experts are actually watching.

Comment 2 Paolo Bonzini 2014-07-28 14:50:02 UTC
Hotplugging a scsi-disk onto an existing virtio-scsi device should work, though.

Comment 3 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 16:09:10 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2015-11-25 02:24:39 UTC
I verified that f23 x86 host + f23 aarch64 guest works fine for hotplugging a virtio-scsi disk

Comment 5 Richard W.M. Jones 2015-11-25 09:54:54 UTC
Can confirm this *is* fixed ... which surprised me.  I thought
that virtio-mmio would never have working hotplug.  Thanks Cole.

Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2015-11-25 14:54:17 UTC
(In reply to Richard W.M. Jones from comment #5)
> Can confirm this *is* fixed ... which surprised me.  I thought
> that virtio-mmio would never have working hotplug.  Thanks Cole.

I'm guessing virtio-mmio isn't really a blocker here, since as paolo says in comment #2 this is just hotplugging a scsi-disk to a scsi controller, but the controller happens to be virtio

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