Bug 1756946 - [zKVM] Re-enable KVM_CAP_S390_AIS for new machine types
Summary: [zKVM] Re-enable KVM_CAP_S390_AIS for new machine types
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm
Version: 8.3
Hardware: s390x
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: beta
: 8.3
Assignee: Thomas Huth
QA Contact: smitterl
Depends On:
Blocks: 1776265
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-09-30 09:22 UTC by Thomas Huth
Modified: 2020-11-04 02:54 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

Fixed In Version: qemu-kvm-4.2.0-28.module+el8.3.0+7105+0cc49779
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Last Closed: 2020-11-04 02:53:03 UTC
Type: Feature Request
Target Upstream Version: qemu-5.0

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
IBM Linux Technology Center 181710 0 None None None 2019-09-30 13:08:09 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:4676 0 None None None 2020-11-04 02:54:00 UTC

Description Thomas Huth 2019-09-30 09:22:12 UTC
Description of problem:
The "adapter interrupt suppression" capability KVM_CAP_S390_AIS has been disabled since there were some issues with migration:


The commit message of that commit said that the migration problems would be fixed and AIS would be enabled again, but so far this has not happen yet. Since this is likely a useful feature, we should try to get this enabled again (first in upstream, then in downstream).

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -nographic -accel kvm -cpu host,ais=true

Actual results:
qemu-kvm: Some features requested in the CPU model are not available in the configuration: ais  

Expected results:
It should be possible to use "-accel kvm -cpu host,ais=true" without problems

Comment 2 Thomas Huth 2020-01-16 13:34:09 UTC
Suggested a patch upstream here:

Comment 3 Thomas Huth 2020-01-29 08:24:07 UTC
Patch has been merged here:

We should get it with the next rebase, so I'm moving this BZ to POST.

Comment 4 Ademar Reis 2020-02-05 23:06:48 UTC
QEMU has been recently split into sub-components and as a one-time operation to avoid breakage of tools, we are setting the QEMU sub-component of this BZ to "General". Please review and change the sub-component if necessary the next time you review this BZ. Thanks

Comment 14 smitterl 2020-06-30 08:37:30 UTC
Reproduced with:

1. /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -accel kvm -cpu host,ais=true
>> qemu-kvm: Some features requested in the CPU model are not available in the configuration: ais

Verified with:
1. /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -accel kvm -cpu host,ais=true
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Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2020-11-04 02:53:03 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (Moderate: virt:rhel and virt-devel:rhel security, bug fix, and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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