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[Bug 1448985] Re: llvmpipe i386 crashes when running on qemu64 cpu


This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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  llvmpipe i386 crashes when running on qemu64 cpu

Status in QEMU:
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Status in qemu package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
     1. Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS or Ubuntu 14.10 or Ubuntu 15.04 with all updates (it is a host system).
     2. Download one (or all) isos:
        * Ubuntu i386 iso (ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-i386.iso, MD5SUM = a8a14f1f92c1ef35dae4966a2ae1a264).
        * Ubuntu 14.10 i386 iso (ubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386.iso, MD5SUM = 4a3c4b8421af51c29c84fb6f4b3fe109)
        * Ubuntu 15.04 i386 iso (ubuntu-15.04-desktop-i386.iso, MD5SUM = 6ea04093b767ad6778aa245d53625612)
     3. Boot one (or all) isos with as QEMU-KVM guest with the following commands:
        * sudo kvm -m 1536 -cdrom ubuntu-*-desktop-i386.iso
        * sudo kvm -m 1536 -cdrom ubuntu-*-desktop-i386.iso -vga std
        * sudo kvm -m 1536 -cdrom ubuntu-*-desktop-i386.iso -vga vmware
        *  or from usb-creator-gtk via "Test disk" button
     4. Click on "Try Ubuntu"

      ISO is booted to Unity desktop, user can test and use it.

     In 14.04 and 14.10 guests can see empty purple desktop or purple desktop with two shortcuts ("Examples" and "Install Ubuntu ...").
     15.10 guest does not boot or boot to safe graphic mode (it is bug 1437740).

  The reason for this is that unity requires gfx acceleration which is
  done via llvmpipe on non accelerated gfx chipsets (as VMs use by
  default). The error message is hidden away but is:

  LLVM ERROR: Do not know how to split the result of this operator!

  The cause is that KVM VMs by default use the qemu64 cpu model which
  seems to be inconsistent in some way between claimed features and
  actual results when using those features. A work-around for running
  i386 isos is to use a cpu model like core2duo or kvm64.

  This bug should be confirmed and fixed.
  Users may want to run Ubuntu in QEMU/KVM, not just VirtualBox.

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