Bug 541623 - QEMU 0.12 won't start with disconnected CD-ROM
QEMU 0.12 won't start with disconnected CD-ROM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F13VirtTarget
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Reported: 2009-11-26 09:36 EST by Matthew Booth
Modified: 2010-03-16 10:48 EDT (History)
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Description Matthew Booth 2009-11-26 09:36:56 EST
Description of problem:
If a guest has a CD drive but no backing file, libvirt outputs the following on the QEMU command line:

-drive file=,if=ide,media=cdrom,index=2,format=raw

QEMU 0.11 creates a CD drive with no media. QEMU 0.12 as of 63e86b2e refuses to start, reporting:

qemu: could not open disk image : No such file or directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
QEMU built from git 63e86b2e

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change emulator to point to latest qemu
2. 'Disconnect' CD-ROM drive in virt-manager gui
3. Start domain
Actual results:
Fails with: qemu: could not open disk image : No such file or directory

Expected results:
Works as before.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2009-12-01 11:47:48 EST
Thanks for the report.
Comment 2 Paul Jenner 2010-02-05 16:34:12 EST
Looks to be fixed in at least libvirt-0.7.6-1.fc12.x86_64 from F12+virt-preview as I have the same setup and cannot replicate.

[root@localhost qemu]# rpm -q libvirt qemu-system-x86

virsh dumpxml extract for guest before disconnecting cdrom:

    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <source file='/home/vms/install-media/Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD.iso'/>
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' unit='0'/>

Boots with qemu args including:

-drive file=/home/vms/install-media/Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD.iso,if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0,format=raw

Disconnect the cdrom in virt-manager as above. virsh dumpxml extract now gives:

    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
      <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
      <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='1' unit='0'/>

Still boots fine with qemu args including:

-drive if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0,format=raw
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2010-03-16 10:48:32 EDT
My guess is this was a transient bug in upstream qemu, since this is working fine for me with F12. Closing as WORKSFORME. mbooth, please reopen if you are still seeing this issue.

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