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Re: [Xen-devel] guest cannot boot up successfully using qemu.git in Xen

On Mon, 22 Apr 2013, Liu, SongtaoX wrote:
> I encountered a problem that the guest cannot boot up successfully using 
> qemu.git in Xen.
> after creating the guest by "xl cr xlexample.hvm", "xl list" shows the 
> guest's vcpu has no status, and "xl vnc $dom_id" cannot connect to the guest.
> The qemu.git source is from git://git.qemu.org/qemu.git
> The qemu compile steps:
> ./configure --enable-xen --target-list=x86_64-softmmu 
> --extra-cflags="-I/xen-unstable.hg/tools/include 
> -I/xen-unstable.hg/tools/libxc -I/xen-unstable.hg/tools/xenstore" 
> --extra-ldflags="-L/xen-unstable.hg/tools/libxc 
> -L/xen-unstable.hg/tools/xenstore"
> make
> make install
> The xlexample.hvm includes the two lines:
> device_model_override= '/usr/local/bin/qemu-system-x86_64'
> device_model_version= 'qemu-xen'
> Using "git bisect", the commit: 0ca5aa4f4c4a8bcc73988dd52a536241d35e5223 
> introduced the problem.
> commit 0ca5aa4f4c4a8bcc73988dd52a536241d35e5223
> Author: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date:   Wed Apr 10 15:23:27 2013 +0200
>     qemu-char: another io_add_watch_poll fix
>     After attaching the source, we have to remove the reference we hold
>     to it, because we do not hold anymore a pointer to the source.
>     If we do not do this, removing the source will not finalize it and
>     will not drop the "real" I/O watch source.
>     This showed up when backporting the new flow control patches to older
>     versions of QEMU that still used select.  The whole select then failed
>     with EBADF (poll instead will reporting POLLNVAL on a single pollfd)
>     and QEMU froze.
>     Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx>
>     Message-id: 1365600207-21685-1-git-send-email-pbonzini@xxxxxxxxxx
>     Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>

Sander already reported this issue:


Some patches were posted to fix the issue, it should just be a matter of
time before they are committed.

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