Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428484
kvm guest freezes periodically
Last modified: 2008-11-26 06:21:39 EST
Description of problem:
I have a guest installation of Windows XP Pro running insde qemu-kvm. The guest
is however unusable because after it's been up for a about a minute it starts to
periodically hang for 10-20 seconds at a time, during which time the mouse
doesn't move, the display doesn't update, no response to keyboard. i am
connecting to the guest instance using virt-manager and friends, and when the
guest is frozen, I can happily Ctrl-Alt out of the windo i.e. the host is not
hanging. This is on an intel x86_64. This has occured with all F8 kernels as
released so far.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Watch it hang.
On my Core 2 Duo (Merom) laptop, the installation of XP did not even finish. I
conservatively used 1 CPU (not 2, just in case KVM's SMP support is the
problem), and it froze when registering components.
Using kvm-60 from Rawhide (no other changes; using latest update kernel from F8)
fixes the issue. Please consider updating the F8 version?
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Not seeing this anymore in F-9. Closing.