I/O errors with qemu-nbd/qcow2

Bug #583296 reported by David Weber on 2010-05-20
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Bug Description

I tried to open a qcow2 file with qemu-nbd and backup the files in it. After some coping I get lot of I/O errors in dmesg and the system hangs. One time I got even a kernel panic (Of course on a productive Server ;-) )

How to reproduce:
1. Connect nbd to a qcow2 file, a virtual machine mustn't use this file:
qemu-nbd --connect=/dev/nbd0 /mnt/qcow/andromeda.qcow2
2. Read some data from /dev/nbd0p1
dd if=/dev/nbd0p1 of=/dev/null bs=1M

After a few Seconds till Minutes somethings crash's

Attached some dmesg logs

David Weber (wb-munzinger) wrote :
David Weber (wb-munzinger) wrote :

I forgot: this is on Ubuntu 10.04, Qemu 0.12.3.


I tried this with qemu-img version 1.0, Ubuntu 12.04 host and gentoo guest, with qcow2 disk image.
This seems to work fine. Perhaps it was fixed in the new qemu-img versions.

shehbaz@BLAckArrOw:~$sudo dd if=/dev/nbd0 of=/dev/null bs=1M
8192+0 records in
8192+0 records out
8589934592 bytes (8.6 GB) copied, 185.003 s, 46.4 MB/s

Did you try working with some other disk image? Did this issue get resolved already? Perhaps more information will be required to debug this now.

Paolo Bonzini (bonzini) wrote :

qemu-nbd has been rewritten since 0.12.3. Closing.

Changed in qemu:
status: New → Fix Released
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