[sheepdog] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] sheepdog: fix overlapping metadata update

Jeff Cody jcody at redhat.com
Wed Aug 5 20:58:44 CEST 2015

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 11:07:16AM +0300, Vasiliy Tolstov wrote:
> 2015-08-03 3:41 GMT+03:00 Liu Yuan <namei.unix at gmail.com>:
> > What did you mean by 'not able to completely install'? It is a installation
> > problem or something else?
> >
> i have simple test that works as:
> 1) boot 3.18.x kernel and initrd with static compiled golang binary
> 2) binary bringup dhcp network
> 3) fetch from http gzipped raw qemu image
> 3) in parallel decompress gzipped image and write it to disk
> this use-case determine previous error in qemu (that brings this discussion)
> > My QEMU or my patch? I guess you can test the same QEMU with my patch and with
> > Hitoshi's patch separately. You know, different QEMU base might cover the
> > difference.
> >
> I'm test you and Hitoshi patch with qemu 2.4-rc0, i'm compile two
> independent debian packages with you patch and with Hitoshi.
> Install qemu with you patch to one node and with Hitoshi on another.
> Runs sheep with local cluster driver.
> I don't know how to determine qemu segfault in my case, does it
> possible to build qemu with debugging via configure flags ang get more
> detailed descriptions?

Hi Vasiliy,

If you run configure with  --disable-strip, it will not strip the
debugging symbols from the binary after the build.  Then, you can run
gdb on qemu, and do a backtrace after you hit the segfault ('bt').
That may shed some light, and is a good place to start.


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