Bug 735476 - qemu-kvm fails cannot find /dev/kvm
Summary: qemu-kvm fails cannot find /dev/kvm
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Justin M. Forbes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-02 18:11 UTC by solanum
Modified: 2013-01-09 11:54 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-02 20:40:47 UTC

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Description solanum 2011-09-02 18:11:54 UTC
Description of problem:
You can't run kvm.. 

[root@oinik kvm]# qemu-kvm
Could not access KVM kernel module: No such file or directory
failed to initialize KVM: No such file or directory
No accelerator found!
[root@oinik kvm]# 

open("/dev/kvm", O_RDWR|O_CLOEXEC)      = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
write(2, "Could not access KVM kernel modu"..., 62Could not access KVM kernel module: No such file or directory

The kvm kernel module appears to be loaded, but the dev file isn't there. 
i tried insmod and modprobe with no errors. and i dont see the kvm device anywhere in /sys either. 

This is happening with the  3.0.0-1.fc16.x86_64 and rc4 kernel. 

This is an intel sandy bridge2 processor with efi. But i don't think that is the issue.

Comment 1 solanum 2011-09-02 18:44:56 UTC
You can close this. The virtualization extensions on my machine were disabled at some point.

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