[Users] Solaris 11.1 ISO panic on boot

Sander Grendelman sander at grendelman.com
Wed Dec 18 13:44:21 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM, René Koch (ovido) <r.koch at ovido.at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-12-17 at 23:20 -0600, Blaster wrote:
>> On 12/17/2013 9:18 AM, René Koch (ovido) wrote:
>> Well, I'm running 3.3.1 but I had the same problem with 3.3.  Wonder if
>> it's my Athlon X4 640 CPU?
>> Any known issues with AMD CPUs?


> On my workstation with old AMD X4 605e CPU I also get a bunch of panic
> messages when trying to boot from the Solaris ISO. Tried it with
> virt-manager with OS family Solaris under Fedora 19.
> It seems that Solaris has issues with KVM and AMD CPUs.
> Sadly I don't have enough time to investigate this further :(

I can confirm that the Solaris 11 iso also fails (panic) on my Opteron
G3 cluster (Opteron 8354 cpus).
Tried with and without:
- nested virt extensions.
- realtek or e1000 nic
- memory balloon

I also tried the workaround as mentioned in
no luck.

Looks like a kvm-on-amd bug.

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