Bug 656943 - KVM guest crashes if vmware vga option is used
KVM guest crashes if vmware vga option is used
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Justin M. Forbes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-11-24 10:04 EST by Moses
Modified: 2013-01-09 06:43 EST (History)
18 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-12-28 09:41:30 EST
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Description Moses 2010-11-24 10:04:48 EST
Description of problem:

KVM guest crashes if vmware driver is used

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

KVM - 0.13.0

How reproducible:

Start a VM with the -vga vmware option

Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch image with -vga vmware optin
2. guest will crash after boot screen (Guest Debian Squeeze)
Actual results:


Expected results:

Guest reports

unaligned pointed 0x8ef300002
Aborted. Press any key to exit

The guest is then unresponsive

Additional info:
Comment 1 Moses 2010-11-30 02:11:33 EST
This also applies to Debian Lenny guests and any vga option including other than vga or cirrus including qxl from spice
Comment 2 Jes Sorensen 2010-12-28 09:41:30 EST
Ok, I have verified that this happens both with qemu-kvm from Fedora,
and with upstream QEMU.

However if using a Fedora guest this problem does not exist.

Given that this problem happens for you both when using the vmware and
the spice drivers, I find it very unlikely that this is a problem with
the qemu-kvm package in Fedora. It seems more like a problem with the
vmware and spice drivers in Ubuntu.

Please open a bug report with Ubuntu over this, and if you can reproduce
it with the vmware drivers in a Windows guest, or if you can reproduce it
with spice using a non Ubuntu guest, please reopen this bug.


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