Bug 428484 - kvm guest freezes periodically
kvm guest freezes periodically
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Glauber Costa
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-11 19:07 EST by Jonathan Underwood
Modified: 2008-11-26 06:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-26 06:21:39 EST
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Description Jonathan Underwood 2008-01-11 19:07:37 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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot guest
2.Watch it hang.
Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2008-02-18 12:33:06 EST
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?
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:24:04 EST
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Comment 3 Jonathan Underwood 2008-11-26 06:21:39 EST
Not seeing this anymore in F-9. Closing.

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