Getting "block I/O error in device Input/output error (5)" error on vm disk.

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Issue

  • Getting block I/O error in device Input/output error (5) error on VM disk.
  • The /var/log/libvirt/qemu/guestname.log file is filled with the following messages:
block I/O error in device 'drive-ide0-0-0': Input/output error (5)
block I/O error in device 'drive-ide0-0-0': Input/output error (5)
block I/O error in device 'drive-ide0-0-0': Input/output error (5)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (KVM host)
  • Windows (KVM guest OS)
  • Antivirus software

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