mptutil(8) causes VMware VM to crash hard
ivoras at freebsd.org
Fri Feb 12 13:56:51 UTC 2010
On 02/11/10 23:29, Charles Owens wrote:
> We've been doing some work with mpt(4) and mptutil(8). We noticed that
> in VMware (both Workstation and ESX) the SCSI controller is showing up
> as mpt0... so it seemed only natural to probe it with mptutil. For
Which is probably useless as you can't exactly diagnose a virtual drive :)
> about 1 second, it looks ok (see below)... but what happened, in fact,
> is that the VM went down pretty much instantly (nothing on console... no
> panic, nothing).
For what it's worth this is the usual response of VMWare to any
situation it can't handle - instant VM kill.
To its credit, it doesn't appear to affect the host / hypervisor itself.
> Behavior confirmed in both ESX and Workstation. Any help with this
> would be appreciated. I'd be glad to test patches or whatever.
What are you expecting to do with mptutil? Hardware diagnostics itself
should be done on the VMWare host side.
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