Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 725342
xm shutdown -H option dose not work for windows hvm guest
Last modified: 2012-02-21 00:35:37 EST
Description of problem:
"xm shutdown -H" dose not work for windows hvm guest
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-xen-2.6.18-274 and ealier build, xen-3.0.3-132.el5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a windows hvm guest with "xm create xx.conf"
2. then try to shut down the guest with "xm shutdown -H"
VM could not be shutdown with "xm shutdown -H"
VM power down
1. Additional "xm shutdown" command not work for that domain, user need to shutdown the guest inside the guest os, or destroy it with "xm destroy"
2. This bug is not hardware specific and can be easily reproduced with a variety of windows guest OS.
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What version of windows do you use for testing? I'm using win xp 32bit and I'm not able to reproduce...Do you had pv drivers installed?
(In reply to comment #4)
> What version of windows do you use for testing? I'm using win xp 32bit and I'm
> not able to reproduce...Do you had pv drivers installed?
yes, xen pv driver should be installed in the guest.
Reproduced the bug:
Guest with installed pv driver do not rreact on xm shutdown. Without drivers xm shutdown leads to destroy the guest.
Reassign to xenpv-win component.
Correction from mirek on IRC: xm shutdown works if it is called first..if it is called after -H variant, it does not work anymore.
I reproduced the bug with xenpv-win-1.3.4-9.el5.
Then update the pv driver to xenpv-win-1.3.12-3.el5 and do 5 times test for every kind of windows guest. The guest shutdown immediately via shutdown -H.
So change this bug to VERIFIED.
Guest: win2k3 i386 x86_64
win2k8 i386 x86_64
win7 i386 x86_64
vista i386 x86_64
Bug verify steps:
1. Create a windows guest with cfg file.
2. Shutdown the guest with "xm shutdown $domU_id -H"
3. Check whether the guest shutdown immediately.
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Cause - Windows guests did not acknowledge an "xm shutdown -H" operation started from the host.
Consequence - Attempting to turn a Windows virtual machine off with "xm shutdown -H" will not have any effect. Furthermore, it will prevent "xm shutdown" from working until the virtual machine is rebooted.
Fix - The paravirtualized Xen network driver trigger a shutdown of the virtual machine when "xm shutdown -H" is sent.
Result - (same as fix?...)
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.