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Re: [virt-tools-list] a qemu/kvm version problem



On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 13:49 +0400, Anton Protopopov wrote:
> 2009/10/9 Mark McLoughlin <markmc redhat com>
>         
>         On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 13:14 +0400, Anton Protopopov wrote:
>         > 2009/10/9 Mark McLoughlin <markmc redhat com>
>         >
>         >         On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 12:45 +0400, Anton Protopopov
>         wrote:
>         >         > 2009/10/9 Mark McLoughlin <markmc redhat com>
>         >         >         Hi Anton,
>         >         >
>         >         >
>         >         >         On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 17:58 +0400, Anton
>         Protopopov
>         >         wrote:
>         >         >         > Hi, all.
>         >         >         >
>         >         >         > When I trying to create a kvm machine
>         using
>         >         virt-manager, I
>         >         >         get the
>         >         >         > following error message:
>         >         >         >
>         >         >         > Unable to complete install '<class
>         >         'libvirt.libvirtError'>
>         >         >         internal
>         >         >         > error unable to start guest: Supported
>         machines
>         >         are:
>         >         >         > pc         Standard PC (default)
>         >         >         > isapc      ISA-only PC
>         >         >         >
>         >         >         > The problem is that virt-manager uses
>         "M=pc-0.11"
>         >         parameter
>         >         >         in kvm
>         >         >         > command line, while
>         >         >         >   # virsh -c qemu:///system capabilities
>         >         >         >   ...
>         >         >         >       <domain type='kvm'>
>         >         >         >
>         <emulator>/usr/bin/kvm</emulator>
>         >         >         >         <machine>pc</machine>
>         >         >         >         <machine>isapc</machine>
>         >         >         >       </domain>
>         >         >         >   ...
>         >         >         > so it should be "M=pc" there.
>         >         >         >
>         >         >         > The similar problem was in libvirt
>         recenlty, but
>         >         it was
>         >         >         solved in
>         >         >         > 0.7.1. See the following
>         >         >         > discussion:
>         >         >         >
>         >         >
>         >
>         http://www.mail-archive.com/libvir-list redhat com/msg16154.html
>         >         >
>         >         >
>         >         >         Do you mean this still happens even with
>         the fixed
>         >         version of
>         >         >         libvirt?
>         >         > Exactly. I can create a machine using libvirt, but
>         I can't
>         >         create a
>         >         > machine
>         >         > using virt-manager. My versions are:
>         >         >   # rpm -q libvirt python-module-libvirt
>         >         python-module-virtinst
>         >         > virt-manager
>         >         >   libvirt-0.7.1-alt2
>         >         >   python-module-libvirt-0.7.1-alt2
>         >         >   python-module-virtinst-0.500.0-alt1
>         >         >   virt-manager-0.8.0-alt1
>         >
>         >
>         >         Could you post your
>         ~/.virt-manager/virt-manager.log?
>         > Reading ~/.virt-manager/virt-manager.log I understand what
>         > is actually happens: The machine description is
>         > ...<os>
>         >      <type arch='x86_64'>hvm</type>
>         >      ...
>         > ...</os>
>         > And libvirt dies on that (setting machine="pc-0.11").
>         > If I manually add machine='pc' here, then all works fine.
>         >
>         > So is it a libvirt bug or virt-manager must write a
>         "machine='smth'"
>         > to description?
>         
>         
>         Posting the full log might help ...
>         
>         Is there an <emulator> tag ? If there is and
>         it's /usr/bin/kvm, then it
>         sounds like a libvirt bug that it's picking pc-0.11
> Yes, it is looking so. If I take a machine, created by libvirt that is
> working fine and change
>   <os>
>     <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc'>hvm</type>
>     <boot dev='hd'/>
>   </os>
> to
>   <os>
>     <type arch='x86_64'>hvm</type>
>     <boot dev='hd'/>
>   </os>
> then, libvirt fails:
>   virsh # start DD
>   error: Failed to start domain DD
>   error: internal error unable to start guest: Supported machines are:
>   pc         Standard PC (default)
>   isapc      ISA-only PC
> 
> So, it is a libvirt bug, isn't it? Will you post it to libvirt list or
> should I do it myself?

Thanks, I'd appreciate it if you could post it

Cheers,
Mark.


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