Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 654265
spicec hangs frequently in normal use
Last modified: 2010-12-02 14:11:46 EST
Created attachment 461036 [details]
spicec thread backtraces during hang
Description of problem:
I have single guest using spice on my F14 host. The guest is also running F14. Both guest and host are x86_64. The guest is using qxl drivers. I have the following on the qemu command line:
-vga qxl -spice port=8137,disable-ticketing
I am connecting with:
spicec -h localhost -p 8137
spicec frequently hangs in normal usage. Specifically, it becomes unresponsive to the mouse and keyboard. A regular 'kill' will not kill it. I have been killing it with -9, although I have not tested if any other signal will do it. I have not yet noticed a pattern in the hangs. They happen many times a day, making using spicec a painful experience. I have not noticed any issues in the guest, and I can reconnect immediately after killing spicec.
I have attached a file containing backtraces of all spicec's threads during a hang. I will also attach qemu output for my current session. spicec has hung once during this session, and I have reconnected. I have also resized the guest's display. Unfortunately I didn't make a note of which point in the log the hang occurred.
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Created attachment 461037 [details]
qemu output of session which includes a hang, kill and reconnect
Thanks for using spice, and thanks for the bug report. The bt of the spice client while it hangs is exactly what I needed.
I've done a scratch build with a patch hopefully fixing this, please test it:
Note if you see another hang with the scratch build, please do a bt of all threads of the client again.
Thanks for the fast response. I've installed the scratch build and will report on how the testing goes.
Matthew, thanks for testing. Any feedback on this ? (such as did not hang for an entire day, looks fixed :)
This hasn't hung now for 2 days. Certainly looks fixed.
Good, expect an official update fixing this soon.
spice-0.6.3-4.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
spice-0.6.3-4.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 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 spice'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/spice-0.6.3-4.fc14
spice-0.6.3-4.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.