[CentOS] qemu-kvm segfaults on starting guests

Negative negativebinomial at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 12:52:33 EDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Negative <negativebinomial at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have a Centos 5.5 on an AMD 64 system (Athlon II x2 250).
> >
> > I caught up on updates today, including
> > -- kernel 2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
> > -- glibc 2.5-49.el5_5.5.i686
> >
> > I have several guests that were working before the update, but now none
> of
> > them will boot.
> >
> > With each attempt I get a message in /var/log/messages:
> > -- kernel: qemu-kvm[xx]: segfault at 000000379fc0da11 rip
> 00002b9f2732283f
> > rsp 00000000446a6e80 error 7
> >
> > Has this happened to others? Any fix. I see similar bugreports, but they
> are
> > not recent, and not quite like this. The closest thing I can find was on
> an
> > nvidia list about vmware posted today -- so maybe this has something to
> do
> > with needing to rebuild the nvidia drivers with every kernel update.
> >
> > Any ideas?
>
> As you noted, the latest version 260.19.12 causes segfault:
>
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=156168
>
> Until Nvidia fixes the issue, the only solution known so far is to go
> back to an earlier version.
>
> Akemi
>

Thanks. I hated to do it because with the previous version, the
monitors keep waking from powersave, but I did and all is well.
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