Looking through old bug tickets... can you still reproduce this issue with the latest version of QEMU? Or could we close this ticket nowadays?
** Changed in: qemu Status: New => Incomplete -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of qemu- devel-ml, which is subscribed to QEMU. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1013241 Title: qemu-system-ppc64 hanging occasionally in disk writes Status in QEMU: Incomplete Bug description: I found last week that qemu-system-ppc64 (from git) hangs occasionally under load, and I have a reproducer for it now. Unfortunately the reproducer really takes a long time to run -- usually I can get a hang in under 12 hours. Here is the reproducer case: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ppc/2012-June/001698.html Notes: (1) Verified by one other person (other than me). Happens on both ppc64 and x86-64 host. (2) Happens with both Fedora guest kernel 3.3.4-5.fc17.ppc64 and kernel 3.5.0 that I compiled myself. The test case above contains 3.3.4-5. (3) Seems to be a problem in qemu, not the guest. The reason I think this is because I tried to capture a backtrace of the hang using remote gdb, but gdb just hung when trying to connect to qemu (gdb connects fine before the bug happens). (4) Judging by guest messages, appears to be happening when writing to the disk. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/1013241/+subscriptions