"vmwrite error: reg xxxx value..." logged by kernel after starting a VM

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Sometimes, after starting a VM, the kernel logs an error message similar to this one:
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: vmwrite error: reg 6800 value a03c92d0 (err -1606642992)
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: Pid: 10009, comm: qemu-kvm Not tainted 2.6.32-754.6.3.el6.test.x86_64 #1
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: Call Trace:
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffffa03c5eec>] ? vmwrite_error+0x2c/0x30 [kvm_intel]
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffffa03c5f10>] ? vmcs_writel+0x20/0x30 [kvm_intel]
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffffa03c9317>] ? vmx_fpu_activate+0x47/0xc0 [kvm_intel]
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffffa0360247>] ? kvm_arch_vcpu_create+0x37/0x50 [kvm]
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffffa035a2b1>] ? kvm_vm_ioctl+0x601/0x1050 [kvm]
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff8124afd1>] ? avc_has_perm+0x71/0x90
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff8124cdc4>] ? inode_has_perm+0x54/0xa0
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff811404c1>] ? free_one_page+0x191/0x440
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff811b7159>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x29/0xc0
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff811b765a>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x3ca/0x590
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff811b78a1>] ? sys_ioctl+0x81/0xa0
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff810f2d8e>] ? __audit_syscall_exit+0x25e/0x290
Oct 19 13:04:36 sun-x3-2l-1 kernel: [<ffffffff81564357>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x35/0x3a

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10
  • kernel >= 2.6.32-754.2.1.el6.x86_64

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In