Bug 243538 - [vmware] Startup process freeze for VM with a single cpu and attached cdrom drive
Summary: [vmware] Startup process freeze for VM with a single cpu and attached cdrom d...
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 11.3-STABLE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-01-23 09:54 UTC by Alexis.S
Modified: 2020-01-23 12:27 UTC (History)
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Boot freeze screenshot (282.98 KB, image/png)
2020-01-23 09:54 UTC, Alexis.S
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Description Alexis.S 2020-01-23 09:54:04 UTC
Created attachment 210981 [details]
Boot freeze screenshot

FreeBSD 11.3 and higher versions deployed as a VM on vmware platform can get stuck when configured with a single CPU/single core as soon as a cdrom drive is attached (Tested on ESXi 6.0, ESX 6.5 and on VMWare Workstation 15 Player).

Notice that the VM doesn't crash but just hangs in the booting process as indicated in the attached screenshot.

This issue was likely introduced by the fix proposed for the following issue https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219857 since previous build are not affected.

This is not critical as several work around are available: adding a CPU or detaching the cdrom do the trick, but this might have other unidentified side effects.
Comment 1 Andriy Gapon freebsd_committer 2020-01-23 12:09:20 UTC
(In reply to Alexis.S from comment #0)
What's the point of this report?
Have seen the latest comments and commits in bug 219857 which you referenced?
Comment 2 Alexis.S 2020-01-23 12:27:25 UTC
@Andriy Gapon

Good point, I didn't payed enough attention to this last post as I prepared this report a while ago. I should have checked back the original issue.

Tested on FreeBSD 11.3-STABLE r356901 on ESXi 6.0.0 it seems fixed.

Sorry for the noise, this one can be closed.