[CentOS-virt] Re: [kvm-devel] (long) kvm and virt-manager not ready for daily usage

Sat Sep 8 12:35:18 UTC 2007
Luca <kronos.it at gmail.com>

On 9/8/07, Farkas Levente <lfarkas at bppiac.hu> wrote:
> kvm is not ready for production use for many reason:
> it can't reboot which imho a very basic feature, what's more can't even
> shutdown/poweroff. the centos i386 guest are not able to shutdown on the
> x86_64 host (strange the x86_64 centos and the i586 mandrake-9 are able
> to shutdown) or what's seems to be more likely it's a random think.

Reboot failure is a regression; for shutdown you should enable APCI
with "acpi=force"; bochs BIOS doesn't have SMBIOS/DMI tables and Linux
may refuse to use ACPI without them (it depends on the configuration).