[libvirt] [PATCH] qemu: Fix shutdown regression

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Tue Sep 20 18:01:58 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 11:39 AM, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> The commit that prevents disk corruption on domain shutdown
> (96fc4784177ecb70357518fa863442455e45ad0e) causes regression with QEMU
> 0.14.* and 0.15.* because of a regression bug in QEMU that was fixed
> only recently in QEMU git. With affected QEMU binaries, domains cannot
> be shutdown properly and stay in a paused state. This patch tries to
> avoid this by sending SIGKILL to 0.1[45].* QEMU processes. Though we
> wait a bit more between sending SIGTERM and SIGKILL to reduce the
> possibility of virtual disk corruption.
> ---
>   src/qemu/qemu_capabilities.c |    7 +++++++
>   src/qemu/qemu_capabilities.h |    1 +
>   src/qemu/qemu_process.c      |   19 +++++++++++++------
>   3 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

ACK.  But it would be nice if upstream qemu could give us a more 
reliable indication of whether the qemu SIGTERM bug is fixed, so that we 
don't corrupt data on a patched 0.14 or 0.15 qemu.  That is, as part of 
fixing the bug in qemu, we should also update -help text or something 
similar, so that libvirt can avoid making decisions solely on version 

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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