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Re: [libvirt-users] How to explain this libvirt oddity w.r.t machine types?



On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 02:28:07PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-10-12 at 22:38 +0200, Kashyap Chamarthy wrote:

[...]

> > Now check the machine type again.  Bizarrely enough, libvirt "helpfully"
> > auto-adds QEMU *2.11* machine type, which is obviously no longer on the
> > system!
> > 
> >     # grep machine= /etc/libvirt/qemu/cirros.xml
> >     <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.11'>hvm</type>
> > 
> >     # virsh dumpxml cirros | grep -i machine=
> >     <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.11'>hvm</type>
> > 
> > How to explain this?  Is this even a "valid test"?
> > 
> > (To undo the nuisance, obviously, I had to `virsh edit cirros` again and
> > change it to 2.10.)
> > 
> > Note, I *don't* have 2.11 QEMU on the system:

[...]

> If I had to guess, I would say the <emulator> element of your guest
> is probably pointing to a custom-built QEMU 2.11 binary rather than
> the default one installed from RPMs.

Your guess made me curious enough to check the remote machine one last
time before I went to sleep, but unfortunately the <emulator> element is
pointing to the plain `/usr/bin/qemu-kvm`, which in turn exec()'s
`/usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64`.

(I attached the nothing-special, full guest XML.)


-- 
/kashyap
<domain type='kvm' id='1' xmlns:qemu='http://libvirt.org/schemas/domain/qemu/1.0'>
  <name>cirros</name>
  <uuid>46c1c1ae-87ab-47f4-a4aa-78411805b248</uuid>
  <memory unit='KiB'>1048576</memory>
  <currentMemory unit='KiB'>1048576</currentMemory>
  <vcpu placement='static'>1</vcpu>
  <resource>
    <partition>/machine</partition>
  </resource>
  <os>
    <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.10'>hvm</type>
    <boot dev='hd'/>
  </os>
  <features>
    <acpi/>
    <apic/>
  </features>
  <cpu mode='custom' match='exact' check='full'>
    <model fallback='forbid'>Haswell-noTSX</model>
    <feature policy='require' name='vme'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='ss'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='vmx'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='f16c'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='rdrand'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='hypervisor'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='arat'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='tsc_adjust'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='xsaveopt'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='pdpe1gb'/>
    <feature policy='require' name='abm'/>
  </cpu>
  <clock offset='utc'>
    <timer name='rtc' tickpolicy='catchup'/>
    <timer name='pit' tickpolicy='delay'/>
    <timer name='hpet' present='no'/>
  </clock>
  <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff>
  <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot>
  <on_crash>destroy</on_crash>
  <pm>
    <suspend-to-mem enabled='no'/>
    <suspend-to-disk enabled='no'/>
  </pm>
  <devices>
    <emulator>/usr/bin/qemu-kvm</emulator>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
      <source file='/export/2-cirros.qcow2'/>
      <backingStore/>
      <target dev='vda' bus='virtio'/>
      <alias name='virtio-disk0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x05' function='0x0'/>
    </disk>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-ehci1'>
      <alias name='usb'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x7'/>
    </controller>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci1'>
      <alias name='usb'/>
      <master startport='0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0' multifunction='on'/>
    </controller>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci2'>
      <alias name='usb'/>
      <master startport='2'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x1'/>
    </controller>
    <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci3'>
      <alias name='usb'/>
      <master startport='4'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x2'/>
    </controller>
    <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'>
      <alias name='pci.0'/>
    </controller>
    <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'>
      <alias name='virtio-serial0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x04' function='0x0'/>
    </controller>
    <interface type='network'>
      <mac address='52:54:00:6b:bb:19'/>
      <source network='default' bridge='virbr0'/>
      <target dev='vnet0'/>
      <model type='virtio'/>
      <alias name='net0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x0'/>
    </interface>
    <serial type='pty'>
      <source path='/dev/pts/2'/>
      <target type='isa-serial' port='0'>
        <model name='isa-serial'/>
      </target>
      <alias name='serial0'/>
    </serial>
    <console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/2'>
      <source path='/dev/pts/2'/>
      <target type='serial' port='0'/>
      <alias name='serial0'/>
    </console>
    <channel type='unix'>
      <source mode='bind' path='/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/channel/target/domain-1-cirros/org.qemu.guest_agent.0'/>
      <target type='virtio' name='org.qemu.guest_agent.0' state='disconnected'/>
      <alias name='channel0'/>
      <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/>
    </channel>
    <input type='tablet' bus='usb'>
      <alias name='input0'/>
      <address type='usb' bus='0' port='1'/>
    </input>
    <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'>
      <alias name='input1'/>
    </input>
    <input type='keyboard' bus='ps2'>
      <alias name='input2'/>
    </input>
    <memballoon model='virtio'>
      <alias name='balloon0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x0'/>
    </memballoon>
    <rng model='virtio'>
      <backend model='random'>/dev/urandom</backend>
      <alias name='rng0'/>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0'/>
    </rng>
  </devices>
  <seclabel type='dynamic' model='selinux' relabel='yes'>
    <label>system_u:system_r:svirt_t:s0:c65,c472</label>
    <imagelabel>system_u:object_r:svirt_image_t:s0:c65,c472</imagelabel>
  </seclabel>
  <seclabel type='dynamic' model='dac' relabel='yes'>
    <label>+107:+107</label>
    <imagelabel>+107:+107</imagelabel>
  </seclabel>
  <qemu:commandline>
    <qemu:arg value='-cpu'/>
    <qemu:arg value='host,l3-cache=on'/>
  </qemu:commandline>
</domain>

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