Bug 331621 - QEMU ACPI change should be reported or reverted (WinXP KVM failure)
Summary: QEMU ACPI change should be reported or reverted (WinXP KVM failure)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Glauber Costa
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-15 01:46 UTC by Andrew Bartlett
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:57:15 UTC
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Description Andrew Bartlett 2007-10-15 01:46:49 UTC
Description of problem:
WinXP fails to boot, failing with unhandled vm exit:  0x9

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

[abartlet@localhost WinXP_2]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23-6.fc8 #1 SMP Thu Oct 11 13:36:39 EDT 2007
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[abartlet@localhost WinXP_2]$ rpm -q kvm

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Using a WinXP installed image
2.  sudo qemu-kvm -hda disk.img 
3.  Select 'continue booting' on XP's safe mode selection (due to previous failures)
Actual results:
unhandled vm exit:  0x9
rax 000000000005ff80 rbx 000000000005ff7c rcx 000000008054b658 rdx 000000000000984f
rsi 0000000080675df4 rdi 00000000fffe0080 rsp 000000000005fef4 rbp 000000000005fef4
r8  0000000000000000 r9  0000000000000000 r10 0000000000000000 r11 0000000000000000
r12 0000000000000000 r13 0000000000000000 r14 0000000000000000 r15 0000000000000000
rip 000000008053f6cc rflags 00000246
cs 0008 (00000000/ffffffff p 1 dpl 0 db 1 s 1 type b l 0 g 1 avl 0)
ds 0023 (00000000/ffffffff p 1 dpl 3 db 1 s 1 type 3 l 0 g 1 avl 0)
es 0023 (00000000/ffffffff p 1 dpl 3 db 1 s 1 type 3 l 0 g 1 avl 0)
ss 0010 (00000000/ffffffff p 1 dpl 0 db 1 s 1 type 3 l 0 g 1 avl 0)
fs 0030 (ffdff000/00001fff p 1 dpl 0 db 1 s 1 type 3 l 0 g 1 avl 0)
gs 0000 (00000000/0000ffff p 1 dpl 0 db 0 s 1 type 3 l 0 g 0 avl 0)
tr 0028 (80042000/000020ab p 1 dpl 0 db 0 s 0 type b l 0 g 0 avl 0)
ldt 0000 (00000000/ffffffff p 0 dpl 0 db 0 s 0 type 0 l 0 g 0 avl 0)
gdt 8003f000/3ff
idt 8003f400/7ff
cr0 e0000011 cr2 fffe0080 cr3 ad7000 cr4 20 cr8 0 efer 0
[1]+  Done                    sudo qemu-kvm -no-kvm -hda disk.img

Expected results:
WinXP booting as it did on Fedora 7

Additional info:
I tried KVM-46 binaries but the problem remains.

Comment 1 Andrew Bartlett 2007-10-15 01:49:34 UTC
Note that trying to boot under just qemu also fails, it just hangs. 

Adding -no-acpi does not make any difference

Comment 2 Andrew Bartlett 2007-10-24 05:11:06 UTC
I'm pretty sure this is the same issue as:


In that post, the user changed between ACPI and not, but I think between Fedora
7 and Fedora 8 the same has happened - machines previously had ACPI enabled, but
now do not, so windows images don't boot.

If this is intentional (for performance), then it needs to be in release notes. 

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 14:06:13 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
during the development of Fedora 8. In order to refocus our efforts as
a project we are changing the version of this bug to '8'.

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doesn't happen again.

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 04:57:15 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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