> >>> Does some one have problems related to KVM with > >>> kernel-2.6.32-754.3.5.el6.x86_64 ?? > >> > >> Yes, the exact same thing happened here, and I suspect it is related to > >> older cpus that don't get any Spectre/Meltdown updates. > > > > > > Thanks for the feedback. I' was assuming that some kind of > > Spectre/Meltdown fixes are causing this. > > > > Doesn downgrading qemu as I proposed in the other mail fix it in your case? > > I'm interested because in my case I'm having the issue on two older AMD > CPUs, not Intel. Simon, downgrading does not fix the problem in my case. I upgraded to the 3.5 kernel, disabled libvirtd and libvirtd-guests, and rebooted. Once the machine was up, I started the libvirtd service and the machine crashed immediately. Old: qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.506.el6_10.1, qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.506.el6_10.1 (crash on 2.6.32-754.3.5) New: qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.503.el6_9.6, qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.503.el6_9.6 (crash on 2.6.32-754.3.5) In Leon's and my case, the culprit is kernel 2.6.32-754.3.5. In CentOS bug 0015067, the bad kernel is 2.6.32-754.2.1, wich works fine here. The difference might be how different cpus are handled.