[CentOS] qemu-kvm segfaults on starting guests

Sun Oct 17 22:32:10 UTC 2010
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

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:


Until Nvidia fixes the issue, the only solution known so far is to go
back to an earlier version.