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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with v
[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:41:50 -0000
As the virtio related parts aren't the ones hanging (network and disks
still work...) it's unlikely, but it makes a night and day difference.
Removing -no-hpet as suggested does seem to make a difference, too.
(Changing the tick policy doesn't, for me.)
However, I've found that there are various options which when changed
can massively influence the likelihood of hangs - but it's not always
the same options for all VMs.
With the difference being hangups after 1 to at most 2 migrations with
one setting, or the VMs still being alive and kicking after 20 and
more migrations with the other.
However the options I've tested appear to be unrelated. Eq. in my test
setups this happened with VNC settings, CPU types, toggling our
backend's ssh tunnel for encryption (which should cause nothing but
changes in timing from the perspective of qemu); and of course
replacing virtio devices always had this effect in my tests.
All this might point to some kind of race condition or time keeping
problem, but I can't seem to pinpoint it.
Enabling hpet isn't a good option btw., since #599958 [Timedrift
problems with Win7: hpet missing time drift fixups] appears to
still be an open issue. => https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/599958
(This entry is from 2010 :-( )
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windows hangs after live migration with virtio
Status in QEMU:
Several of our users reported problems with windows machines hanging
after live migrations. The common denominator _seems_ to be virtio
I've managed to reproduce this reliably on a windows 10 (+
virtio-win-0.1.118) guest, always within 1 to 5 migrations, with a
virtio-scsi hard drive and a virtio-net network device. (When I
replace the virtio-net device with an e1000 it takes 10 or more
migrations, and without virtio devices I have not (yet) been able to
reproduce this problem. I also could not reproduce this with a linux
guest. Also spice seems to improve the situation, but doesn't solve
I've tested quite a few tags from qemu-git (v2.2.0 through v2.6.1,
and 2.6.1 with the patches mentioned on qemu-stable by Peter Lieven)
and the behavior is the same everywhere.
The reproducibility seems to be somewhat dependent on the host
hardware, which makes investigating this issue that much harder.
After the migration the windows graphics stack just hangs.
Background processes are still running (eg. after installing an ssh
server I could still login and get a command prompt after the hang was
triggered... not that I'd know what to do with that on a windows
machine...) - commands which need no GUI access work, the rest just
hangs there on the command line, too.
It's also capable of responding to an NMI sent via the qemu monitor:
it then seems to "recover" and manages to show the blue sad-face
screen that something happened, reboots successfully and is usable
again without restarting the qemu process in between.
From there whole the process can be repeated.
Here's what our command line usually looks like:
/usr/bin/qemu -daemonize \
-mon chardev=qmp,mode=control \
-pidfile /var/run/qemu-server/101.pid \
-smbios type=1,uuid=07fc916e-24c2-4eef-9827-4ab4026501d4 \
-name win10 \
-smp 6,sockets=1,cores=6,maxcpus=6 \
-boot menu=on,strict=on,reboot-timeout=1000 \
-vga std \
-vnc unix:/var/run/qemu-server/101.vnc \
-m 2048 \
-device pci-bridge,id=pci.2,chassis_nr=2,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1f \
-device pci-bridge,id=pci.1,chassis_nr=1,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1e \
-device piix3-usb-uhci,id=uhci,bus=pci.0,addr=0x1.0x2 \
-device usb-tablet,id=tablet,bus=uhci.0,port=1 \
-device virtio-balloon-pci,id=balloon0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x3 \
-iscsi initiator-name=iqn.1993-08.org.debian:01:1ba48d46fb8 \
-drive if=none,id=drive-ide0,media=cdrom,aio=threads \
-device ide-cd,bus=ide.0,unit=0,drive=drive-ide0,id=ide0,bootindex=200 \
-device virtio-scsi-pci,id=scsihw0,bus=pci.0,addr=0x5 \
-rtc driftfix=slew,base=localtime \
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- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, Dr. David Alan Gilbert, 2016/09/05
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- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, WOLI, 2016/09/14
- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, WOLI, 2016/09/16
- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, Dr. David Alan Gilbert, 2016/09/16
- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, WOLI, 2016/09/19
- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, Dr. David Alan Gilbert, 2016/09/19
- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, Paolo Bonzini, 2016/09/19
- [Qemu-devel] [Bug 1618431] Re: windows hangs after live migration with virtio, Dr. David Alan Gilbert, 2016/09/22