Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 558757
autostarting guest locks host up hard
Last modified: 2010-12-03 18:47:41 EST
Description of problem:
if I have a guest (CentOS 5, fully updated) set to autostart, then the host will lock up hard after a non-deterministic time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
time seems variable but hang does happen
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set a guest to autostart
2. allow libvirtd to start, either at boot or via 'service libvirtd start'
after a while (low minute range, somtime well under a minute) host locks up hard. SysRq in most cases seemingly non-functional (it is on in sysctl.conf). oops printed to console.
host definitely not locking up, ideally guest also running
- one of the last thigs to make it to syslog is
Jan 26 11:56:55 morn kernel: kvm: 2631: cpu0 unimplemented perfctr wrmsr: 0x186 data 0x130079
Jan 26 11:56:55 morn kernel: kvm: 2631: cpu0 unimplemented perfctr wrmsr: 0xc1 data 0xffd4c590
Jan 26 11:56:55 morn kernel: kvm: 2631: cpu0 unimplemented perfctr wrmsr: 0x186 data 0x530079
- The box in question is http://smolts.org/show?uuid=pub_a09f0cfb-e2f0-46d8-9cf9-b7c452ed53b0
- I only started using autostart a day or two ago on this box, so unsure if older package versions affect this. Booting 126.96.36.199-174.fc12.x86_64 instead of the default 188.8.131.52-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64 does not help
- I guess it's time to wire up serial console on the host, I'll try doing that this evening
Created attachment 386796 [details]
oops of an autostarting guest
oops printed while viewing 'virsh --connect qemu:///system console funambol-test'
that guest was being autostarted and the host had issued a 'service libvirtd start' shorty before
I know this png is of limited value. Once I have a serial capture, I will replace this attachment
Re-assigning to QEMU component, but this will almost certainly want to be pushed to the kernel eventually.
FWIW: just started the guest manually with 'virsh --connect qemu:///system start funambol-test' and so far the host stayed up
setting this NEEDINFO until I (or someone else) posts an oops in text form.
been lazy last two evenings, will try and do the wiring up in the next few days.
It could be that conntrack is part of the problem, to be confirmed.
FWIW, on the affected box I do use amanda_conntrack
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On my Fedora boxes I just went to not autostart hosts a long while ago and I am yet to see this bug on my RHEL boxes.
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