Why does volume creation from image fail with error "qemu-img: error writing zeroes at sector 0" ?

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Issue

  • Volume creation from image fails with error "qemu-img: error writing zeroes at sector 0' in logs .
# cinder create --display-name rh-volume01 10 --image-id 0eaf03f7-3329-424f-881d-b038be86b8f8
  • Instance creation with new volume created from image fails due to "Failure prepping block device" .
  • Cinder volume creation from image fails with following error in logs .
2015-02-20 18:33:45.841 4784 TRACE oslo.messaging.rpc.dispatcher ImageCopyFailure: Failed to copy image to volume: qemu-img: error writing zeroes at sector 0: Invalid argument

Environment

  • Red Hat OpenStack 6

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