Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 815156
qemu-common update re-enabled ksm and ksmtuned which I had disabled
Last modified: 2013-01-09 07:01:05 EST
Description of problem:
I have loads of memory and few virtual machines. I have no need for ksm and
ksmtuned services wasting time trying to optimize something that I don't need
optimized, so I disabled both these services.
I just got a new update of the qemu-common package, and it seems to
have explicitly re-enabled these services which I had turned off. It should
leave them in the state the system administrator set them to.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I only did the update once, but I have no reason to believe it wouldn't do
Steps to Reproduce:
services re-enabled that I had explicitly disabled.
leave my system configuration alone.
This is probably due to conversion to systemd.
The question is not whether it would do the same again on the same update, but whether it will do it on the next update.
What version were you running before? Assuming it was 0.15.0-6 or earlier, please try downgrading to 1.0-12.fc17 and then upgrading again to 1.0-15.fc17.
The ksm.service and ksmtuned.service were already systemd controlled when I first turned them off. The previous version of qemu-common on my system was from an update back on Apr 18:
Apr 18 17:54:52 Updated: 2:qemu-common-1.0-11.fc17.x86_64
And the new qemu-common update I just got today (qemu-common-1.0-17.fc17.x86_64)
has re-enabled the ksm and ksmtuned services yet again, so it does indeed appear to happen every time.
*** Bug 827942 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Just to continue the data collection, the latest update just re-enabled
the ksm services again:
*** Bug 786920 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
qemu-1.0.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing qemu-1.0.1-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
qemu-0.15.1-7.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
qemu-0.15.1-7.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
qemu-1.0.1-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.