Failure to boot as QEMU guest when using -device virtio-vga,virgl=true

Bug #1810108 reported by Leonardo Müller on 2018-12-30

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Bug Description

Installed Xubuntu 18.04 in a QEMU virtual machine using -device virtio-vga,virgl=true fails to boot. Even setting to output boot messages to a serial console no messages appear as if it never tried to boot at all.

What makes this strange is that the live media works correctly using -device virtio-vga,virgl=true, but then, on reboot, the installed system fails to boot.

To make the guest work it's required to remove the option ,virgl=true from the command line.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic 4.15.0-43.46
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-43.46-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer'] failed with exit code 1:
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sun Dec 30 17:33:21 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-12-30 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Beta amd64 (20181230)
 ens2 no wireless extensions.

 lo no wireless extensions.
Lsusb: Error: command ['lsusb'] failed with exit code 1:
MachineType: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
ProcFB: 0 virtiodrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-43-generic root=UUID=15c2a9cf-1159-4e4a-a06c-68ad2ad82d12 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=1
 linux-restricted-modules-4.15.0-43-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.15.0-43-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.173.3

SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 02/06/2015
dmi.bios.vendor: EFI Development Kit II / OVMF
dmi.bios.version: 0.0.0
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: QEMU
dmi.chassis.version: pc-i440fx-4.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnEFIDevelopmentKitII/OVMF:bvr0.0.0:bd02/06/2015:svnQEMU:pnStandardPC(i440FX+PIIX,1996):pvrpc-i440fx-4.0:cvnQEMU:ct1:cvrpc-i440fx-4.0: Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
dmi.product.version: pc-i440fx-4.0
dmi.sys.vendor: QEMU

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Did this issue start happening after an update/upgrade? Was there a prior kernel version where you were not having this particular problem?

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to . Please test the latest v5.0 kernel[0].

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.


Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

I can no longer reproduce this with newer Xubuntu Bionic Daily images, the guest is booting normally with 4.15.0-43.

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