Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 652373
Cannot boot Fedora 14 on qemu-kvm -smp 2
Last modified: 2013-01-09 13:06:10 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading my host to Fedora 14 (using preupgrade) I've been unable to boot a guest OS of Fedora 14 using qemu-kvm when any value other than -smp 1 is specified.
This only occurs when attempting to boot Fedora 14. I can successfully boot e.g. a Fedora 13 Live CD, or FreeBsd.
I have 3 guest OS's (Fedora 14) which were successfully running under Fedora 13, now they will no longer boot after upgrade to Fedora 14.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
uname -a :
Linux devvirthost 126.96.36.199-48.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 22 15:36:08 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
yum info qemu-kvm:
Name : qemu-kvm
Arch : x86_64
Epoch : 2
Version : 0.13.0
Release : 1.fc14
Error occurs every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch qemu-kvm with the following :
qemu-kvm -M pc-0.13 -smp 2 -m 1024 -cdrom /home/user1/Downloads/Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso
New window with splash screen appears and boot countdown until boot. After countdown expires, window clears and changes to all white. Cpu consumption on a single core on the host goes to 100% and remains there until the window is closed.
CPU on Host is AMD Phenom II, 6 core
I think I have exactly same issue with SMP and KVM. I also run with AMD Opteron/Phenom CPU, apparently they are more prone to mess up :)
Problem is solved with kernel 188.8.131.52-60.fc14.x86_64 for me.
(In reply to comment #1)
> I think I have exactly same issue with SMP and KVM. I also run with AMD
> Opteron/Phenom CPU, apparently they are more prone to mess up :)
> Problem is solved with kernel 184.108.40.206-60.fc14.x86_64 for me.
> Regards Jens
I had pretty much thought that it was probably a kernel related issue, but haven't had the time to build a new kernel to test that out.
>Problem is solved with kernel 220.127.116.11-60.fc14.x86_64 for me.
Is that kernel coming down the main repositories soon?
I'll try that out as soon as it's available and see how well that goes.
After clean installation of F14 I can not boot virtual machines.
It is worked good under F13, but can not boot under F14, ever command line is very simple:
qemu-kvm -localtime -m 640 -name fedora14 -drive fedora14.img
[sergeil@homedesk ~]$ rpm -qa | grep qemu
[sergeil@homedesk ~]$ uname -r
For anybody, who has still problems, try to use this kernel:
(latest kernel from koji).
Why this kernel is still not at least in updates-testing repository?
>> Why this kernel is still not at least in updates-testing repository?
I had the same problem with the i686 version running on a Phenom 9500 Quad Core. I could not boot the DVD in my VMs until changing them to 1 proc. Updating to the i686 koji kernel linked in the message above seems to have solved the problem. Thanks!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 650215 ***