Bug 831249 - resize request should be reject if virtIO-ballon-device isn't ready in guest
resize request should be reject if virtIO-ballon-device isn't ready in guest
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Windows
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Virtualization Maintenance
Virtualization Bugs
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Reported: 2012-06-12 10:53 EDT by xu
Modified: 2012-06-13 04:16 EDT (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-06-13 04:16:26 EDT
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core dump info win7-guest (3.98 KB, application/octet-stream)
2012-06-13 01:01 EDT, xu
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Description xu 2012-06-12 10:53:56 EDT
Description of problem:

Last not completing or pending tasks will be to continue to perform when virtIO balloon driver recovered, my opinion is reject all incoming resize request if virtIO-ballon-device isn't ready in guest;  

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

Host kernel version:2.6.32-278.el6.x86_64
guest: en_windows_7_ultimate_x64

How reproducible:

CPU: Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 1216

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot guest with virtio balloon device command like below:

/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -M rhel6.3.0 -cpu Penryn -smp 2,sockets=2,cores=1,threads=1 -m 4G -enable-kvm -uuid `uuidgen` -boot order=dnc,once=d  -drive file=/usr/share/virtio-win/virtio-win-1.5.2.iso,if=none,media=cdrom,id=drive-ide0-1-0,readonly=on,format=raw -device ide-drive,bus=ide.1,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0-1-0,id=ide0-1-0,bootindex=1 -spice port=5904,disable-ticketing -k en-us -rtc base=localtime,driftfix=slew -device piix3-usb-uhci,id=usb,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1.0x2 -device usb-tablet,id=input0 -drive file=/root/win7.qcow2,if=none,id=drive-virtio-disk0,format=qcow2,serial=yzWaibVh,cache=none,werror=stop,rerror=stop,aio=native -device ide-drive,drive=drive-virtio-disk0,id=virtio-disk0 -netdev tap,id=hostnet0,vhost=on -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=hostnet0,id=net0,mac=9a:1b:69:1a:e5:5c,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5,bootindex=3 -monitor stdio -device virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon1,bus=pci.0,addr=0x7 -qmp tcp:0:4444,server,nowait

2. disable virtIO balloon device in guest

3. reset value of balloon in qemu-kvm monitor window 

4. enable virtio balloon device in guest

5. repeat step 3

6. reboot guest during enlarging/evicting memory 

Actual results:
actual ballon values evicting memory when guest booting up

Expected results:
all request operation rejected if virtIO-ballon-device of guest isn't ready

Additional info:

sometimes guest crash when repeat reporduce step 3 - step 5; get below info in qemu monitor window:
(qemu) info balloon 
balloon: actual=3537
(qemu) balloon 2048
(qemu) virtio_ioport_write: unexpected address 0x13 value 0x1

[root@amd-1216-8-1 ~]# cat /proc/meminfo 
MemTotal:        8059288 kB
MemFree:         2800052 kB

[root@amd-1216-8-1 ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
cpu family	: 15
model		: 67
model name	: Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 1216
Comment 2 Mike Cao 2012-06-12 22:45:38 EDT
it should be made by design ,and at least I don't think this is a virtio-win bug .Linux guest should behaved like this as well .
Move to virtio-win conponent .
Comment 3 xu 2012-06-13 01:01:09 EDT
Created attachment 591351 [details]
core dump info win7-guest

add qeme package version here and attached window crash info, hope it will useful to fix this defeat.


Comment 4 Amit Shah 2012-06-13 04:16:26 EDT
This is by design.  This has been discussed in the past and rejected.  One example is libvirt starting guests in 'stopped' mode, setting the required balloon value, and then running the guest.  When the balloon driver in the guest is loaded, it reads the currently-ballooned value and adjusts its behaviour accordingly.

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