Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484649
Starting kvm guest sometimes fails - qemu taking too long?
Last modified: 2009-11-18 08:55:31 EST
With libvirt-0.6.0-2.fc10, I'm sometimes seeing:
$> virsh start winxp-pro1
libvir: QEMU error : internal error unable to start guest:
error: Failed to start domain winxp-pro1
It sounds like this issue reported upstream:
*** Bug 485568 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think this is fixed upstream by this commit:
Dan, do you fancy pushing a build with this?
* Wed Feb 18 2009 Daniel P. Berrange <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 0.6.0-4.fc11
- Fix QEMU startup timeout/race (rhbz #484649)
- Setup DBus threading. Don't allow dbus to call _exit / change SIGPIPE (rhbz #484553)
- Fix timeout when autostarting session daemon
seems no to fixed.
raceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/engine.py", line 532, in run_domain
File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/domain.py", line 380, in startup
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 287, in create
if ret == -1: raise libvirtError ('virDomainCreate() failed', dom=self)
libvirtError: internal error unable to start guest:
This happens especially if the hosting machine has some work to do. Looks like a timing problem.
This fix is also now available in Fedora 10, updates-testing 0.6.1 release of libvirt
yepp. libvirt-0.6.1 fixes this issue. Thanks!
libvirt-0.6.1-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update libvirt'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-2396
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libvirt-0.6.1 isn't pushed to stable, and is sitting in updates testing for F10. This bug won't be fixed in the stable f10 package, but is fixed in F11.
Moving to F11 and closing as CURRENTRELEASE.