Bug 1375942 - qemu on f25 ppc64le failed with "failed to find romfile efi-virtio.rom
Summary: qemu on f25 ppc64le failed with "failed to find romfile efi-virtio.rom
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 25
Hardware: ppc64le
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: PPCTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-09-14 09:47 UTC by Menanteau Guy
Modified: 2016-10-19 13:58 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-10-19 13:58:17 UTC

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Description Menanteau Guy 2016-09-14 09:47:52 UTC
I am trying to create VM on a baremetal with f25 ppc64le without success.
I am not able to get rid of this error:
failed to find romfile "efi-virtio.rom"

When I use virt-install:
virt-install --machine pseries --name f25_ppc64le_alpha1.2 --hvm --virt-type kvm --arch ppc64 --boot cdrom,hd --network bridge=virbr0,model=virtio-net-pci,mac=c0:ff:ee:00:00:51 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/hd.qcow2,size=10,format=qcow2,bus=virtio,cache=none --memory 4096 --vcpus sockets=1,cores=1,threads=1 --cdrom /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-Server-dvd-ppc64le-25-Alpha-1.2.iso

2016-09-14T09:38:39.406194Z qemu-system-ppc64: -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=hostnet0,id=net0,mac=c0:ff:ee:00:00:51,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1: failed to find romfile "efi-virtio.rom"

Same thing if I run virsh defien and virsh start:

error: qemu-system-ppc64: -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=hostnet0,id=net0,mac=52:54:00:37:08:f6,bus=pci.0,addr=0x2: failed to find romfile "efi-virtio.rom"

When I set a bridge br0 (different from the virbr0) and I use qemu:
/usr/bin/qemu-system-ppc64 -name /root -enable-kvm -M pseries -smp 4 -m 4G -nographic -nodefaults -monitor stdio -serial pty -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=net10051,mac=c0:ff:ee:00:00:51 -netdev bridge,br=br0,id=net10051 -hda /var/lib/libvirt/images/hd.qcow2 --cdrom /var/lib/libvirt/images/Fedora-Server-dvd-ppc64le-25-Alpha-1.2.iso -S

qemu-system-ppc64: -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=net10051,mac=c0:ff:ee:00:00:51: failed to find romfile "efi-virtio.rom"

rpm -qa | grep qemu

baremetal have been set with iso: 
+ dnf updates

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2016-10-14 16:13:56 UTC
Are you still seeing this with latest packages? Did you find a workaround? I'm trying to understand why qemu is throwing that error... don't know why it cares about the efi pxe rom for ppc64

efi-virtio.rom file is provided by qemu-system-x86, maybe that's a mistake?

Comment 2 Menanteau Guy 2016-10-19 13:01:17 UTC
Hi Cole, sorry for the delay. 
I am not able to recreate the poblem with qemu-2.7.0-3.fc25 on ppc64le bare metal machine installed with the latest f25 nightly image.

Note that qemu-system-x86 is installed on the machine. Problem could have been resolved somehow because of correction of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1373576

Anyway, everything seems ok now. Thanks

Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2016-10-19 13:58:17 UTC
Thanks, please reopen if you reproduce at some point

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