From: "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <>

xbzrle relies on reading pages that have already been sent
to the destination and then applying the modifications; we can't
do that in postcopy because the destination may well have
modified the page already or the page has been discarded.

I already didn't allow reception of xbzrle pages, but I
forgot to add the test to stop them being sent.

Enabling both xbzrle and postcopy can make some sense;
if you think that your migration might finish if you
have xbzrle, then when it doesn't complete you flick
over to postcopy and stop xbzrle'ing.

This corresponds to RH bug:

Symptom is:

Unknown combination of migration flags: 0x60 (postcopy mode)
(either 0x60 or 0x40)

Signed-off-by: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <>
Reviewed-by: Juan Quintela <>
Signed-off-by: Juan Quintela <>
 migration/ram.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/migration/ram.c b/migration/ram.c
index c8ec9f2..bc6154f 100644
--- a/migration/ram.c
+++ b/migration/ram.c
@@ -771,7 +771,9 @@ static int ram_save_page(QEMUFile *f, PageSearchStatus *pss,
              * page would be stale
-        } else if (!ram_bulk_stage && migrate_use_xbzrle()) {
+        } else if (!ram_bulk_stage &&
+                   !migration_in_postcopy(migrate_get_current()) &&
+                   migrate_use_xbzrle()) {
             pages = save_xbzrle_page(f, &p, current_addr, block,
                                      offset, last_stage, bytes_transferred);
             if (!last_stage) {

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