QEMU: Disk Access Abnormally Slow with Linux Guests (DSC timeout)

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at pldrouin.net
Mon Jan 8 07:55:45 UTC 2007

I have tried to boot many different Linux boot CD images with QEMU under 
FreeBSD 6-stable. With all the boot CD images I have tried, I always see 
a lot of "hdb: DSC timeout" messages and it takes forever to boot (~45 
minutes). The CPU usage is very low most of the time, and the hard drive 
does not seam to work very hard...

I am using the latest qemu + kqemu-kmod ports and did not experience 
that kind of problem with a Win2k guest


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