Bug 907916 - migration from f17 to f18 host w/ qxl is broken
Summary: migration from f17 to f18 host w/ qxl is broken
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Virtualization Maintainers
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2013-02-05 14:21 UTC by Vinzenz Feenstra [evilissimo]
Modified: 2013-04-18 02:29 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-18 02:29:33 UTC
Type: Bug

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 869981 0 high CLOSED Cross version migration between different host with spice is broken 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 869981

Description Vinzenz Feenstra [evilissimo] 2013-02-05 14:21:01 UTC
Description of problem:
Migrating a kvm based virtual machine with spice configured from a host with Fedora 17 and qemu-kvm-1.0.1-2 to Fedora 18 with qemu-kvm-1.2.2-2 fails with the following error in the log:

qemu: warning: error while loading state for instance 0x0 of device 'ram'          
load of migration failed                                                        

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a VM on fedora 17 with spice as video
2. Migrate to a host with fedora 18
Actual results:
Migration will never complete and fail.

Expected results:
Migration will complete successfully

Additional info:

Comment 1 Vinzenz Feenstra [evilissimo] 2013-02-05 14:22:45 UTC
Please note that this issue has been fixed in qemu 1.3 and a patch has been sent also for RHEL here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=869981

Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2013-02-06 23:45:14 UTC
Hi Vinzenz, thanks for the report and link to the commit. I verified that the referenced commit does fix migration from f17 to f18.

However it breaks migration from pre-patch f18 to post-patch f18, which is a common case for people that use libvirt to save VMs on shutdown. I've posted upstream about it:


Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2013-04-01 12:26:50 UTC
This is 'fixed' in rawhide, but that patch needs to be adapted to work on F18 as well:


Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-04-02 17:53:59 UTC
qemu-1.2.2-8.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-04-03 04:41:10 UTC
Package qemu-1.2.2-8.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing qemu-1.2.2-8.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-04-03 09:59:32 UTC
qemu-1.2.2-9.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-04-09 06:25:18 UTC
qemu-1.2.2-10.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-04-18 02:29:35 UTC
qemu-1.2.2-10.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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