Why qemu-kvm is crashing with error "scsi_target_emulate_report_luns: Assertion `i == n + 8' failed"

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  • The qemu-kvm is getting crashed with the error below if the VM is requesting a REPORT LUNS and if any of the disks were hot plugged/unplugged during the same time.
qemu-kvm: hw/scsi/scsi-bus.c:415: scsi_target_emulate_report_luns: Assertion `i == n + 8' failed.
2020-08-06 04:03:04.940+0000: shutting down, reason=crashed
  • The issue is observed in the backup vendor's agent VMs in RHV where there will be lot of disk hot plugging/unplugging happening while doing the backup of VMs.


  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.3.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8.

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