Bug 446922 - F9 and Rawhide guests get a segfault when running in KVM
F9 and Rawhide guests get a segfault when running in KVM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kvm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Glauber Costa
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 446830
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Reported: 2008-05-16 12:58 EDT by Bryan Kearney
Modified: 2009-02-06 01:31 EST (History)
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Description Bryan Kearney 2008-05-16 12:58:25 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #446830 +++

We are seeing F9 and Rawhide, when launched as a guest in kvm (whether throuhg
virt-manager or command line in qemu-kvm) will get through grub, then loose it's
vnc connection, and eventually seg fault. 

This tasks resolves this issue on f9. Perhaps it should be backported:

I get the following debug output on f8.

[root@localhost kickstarts]# gdb /usr/bin/qemu-kvm
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This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
(gdb) setargs -vnc :1 thincrust9-sda.raw
Undefined command: "setargs".  Try "help".
(gdb) set args -vnc :1 thincrust9-sda.raw
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/bin/qemu-kvm -vnc :1 thincrust9-sda.raw
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1208984976 (LWP 24008)]
[New Thread -1208923248 (LWP 24346)]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1208984976 (LWP 24008)]
0x0058d37d in memmove () from /lib/libc.so.6
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0058d37d in memmove () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0x080b38ae in vnc_copy (ds=0x8181060, src_x=0, src_y=400, dst_x=0,
dst_y=384, w=56, h=16) at vnc.c:465
#2  0x080947ec in cirrus_bitblt_start (s=0xbea01e0) at
#3  0x08095008 in cirrus_hook_write_gr (s=0xbea01e0, reg_index=2935746376,
    at /usr/src/debug/kvm-60/qemu/hw/cirrus_vga.c:1064
#4  0x08095bb9 in vga_ioport_write (opaque=0xbea01e0, addr=975, val=2) at
#5  0x080d3277 in kvm_outw (opaque=0x0, addr=48128, data=<value optimized out>)
at /usr/src/debug/kvm-60/qemu/qemu-kvm.c:478
#6  0x0814b643 in kvm_run (kvm=0xbde0028, vcpu=0) at libkvm.c:719
#7  0x080d2bf2 in kvm_cpu_exec (env=0xbe46da8) at
#8  0x080d36d2 in kvm_main_loop_cpu (env=0xbe46da8) at
#9  0x08057cf8 in main (argc=4, argv=0xbfd605f4) at
#10 0x00532390 in __libc_start_main (main=0x8054e2c <main>, argc=4,
ubp_av=0xbfd605f4, init=0x814d340 <__libc_csu_init>,
    fini=0x814d330 <__libc_csu_fini>, rtld_fini=0x50b940 <_dl_fini>,
stack_end=0xbfd605ec) at libc-start.c:220
#11 0x0804ce21 in _start ()

-- Additional comment from apevec@redhat.com on 2008-05-16 08:04 EST --
Patch from Marcelo Tossati fixes this:

Koji scratch build for F-9 with this patch added:
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2008-05-16 14:48:34 EDT
kvm-65-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-05-17 18:19:05 EDT
kvm-65-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kvm'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4014
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-05-20 11:17:48 EDT
kvm-65-4.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

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