Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 332901
Unable to change amount of memory allocated to a guest
Last modified: 2014-06-23 20:14:30 EDT
Description of problem:
Once a guest has been created (either accelerated via KVM or not, doesn't seem
to make a difference) I'm unable to change the amount of memory allocated to it
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa | grep virt
$ uname -a
Linux dalek 2.6.23-5.fc8 #1 SMP Wed Oct 10 19:25:16 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a guest
2. Go into the details screen for that guest
3. Attempt to change memory allocation, click 'Apply'
Nothing happens - the numbers in the details screen changes, but what's reported
in virt-manager stays the same and the guest comes up with the old amount of memory
Able to change amount of memory
I've attempted making changes while the guests have been shut off. It doesn't
seem to make a difference between "regular" QEMU guests and those accelerated
I've not tried Xen guests.
We really should push a virt-manager update .. on other F-8 bugs, I've
suggeseted rebuilding the Rawhide virt-manager package and that seems to work.
There were a couple problems here,
1) libvirt didn't support memory options and qemu/kvm
2) virt-manager wasn't properly reporting this error
They should both be fixed in current f8 and f9, but only for an inactive guest (I assume that is what was implied) so closing as CURRENTRELEASE.