Bug 963198 - Please drop /etc/sysconfig/modules/kvm.modules from qemu-system-x86
Please drop /etc/sysconfig/modules/kvm.modules from qemu-system-x86
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paolo Bonzini
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: WhyWeBootSoSlow
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Reported: 2013-05-15 07:26 EDT by Lennart Poettering
Modified: 2013-05-31 23:21 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: qemu-1.4.2-2.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-05-18 00:54:11 EDT
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Description Lennart Poettering 2013-05-15 07:26:53 EDT
The KVM kernel modules can do CPU-feature based kernel module auto-loading anyway these days, so there's no need for any special userspace magic in userspace anymore:

$ modinfo kvm-intel
alias:          x86cpu:vendor:*:family:*:model:*:feature:*0085*

$ modinfo kvm-amd
alias:          x86cpu:vendor:*:family:*:model:*:feature:*00C2*
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2013-05-15 18:05:44 EDT
qemu-1.4.1-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 2 Paolo Bonzini 2013-05-16 05:33:45 EDT
What about vhost-net?  Is there a way to load it without relying on fedora-load-modules.service?
Comment 3 Paolo Bonzini 2013-05-16 05:45:55 EDT
Ah, learnt about modules-load.d.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-05-16 07:01:17 EDT
qemu-1.4.1-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Lennart Poettering 2013-05-16 07:42:17 EDT
$ modinfo vhost-net
alias:          devname:vhost-net
alias:          char-major-10-238

That suggests vhost-net is also auto-loaded on demand.

Also see:

   cat /usr/lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.devname

Which shows all device nodes that are created by udev, and which the kernel then will auto-load modules for. As you see both uinput and vhost_net are listed there. Hence, please do not do any manual module loading anymore, neither via /etc/sysconfig/modules/* nor via /usr/lib/modules-load.d/. This all is unnecessary.
Comment 6 Paolo Bonzini 2013-05-16 08:19:22 EDT
Yup, thanks Lennart.

I removed vhost-net from the script.

Only PPC and s390 remain, and I've asked the upstream KVM maintainers to add a devname:kvm alias.  (On x86, the kvm module that implements devname:kvm is better picked up as a dependency of kvm-{amd,intel}).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-05-16 13:22:44 EDT
Package qemu-1.4.1-3.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing qemu-1.4.1-3.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-05-18 00:54:11 EDT
qemu-1.4.1-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-05-25 15:44:12 EDT
qemu-1.4.2-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-05-27 09:13:51 EDT
qemu-1.4.2-2.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2013-05-31 23:21:07 EDT
qemu-1.4.2-2.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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