hostusb not working after upgrading to 1.9

Abrin

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Hello all,

I've only been using Proxmox for a few months now and I love it, does everything I need it to until today. Yesterday I decided to check up on my Proxmox server and noticed the 1.9 upgrade so I used aptitude to apply it, since then I can't get a single one of my VMs to recognize any USB device I try to connect to it. I use qm set to set the USB and verify it in the .conf file but upon boot, nothing. The server can see the device when I lsusb but nothing in the VM itself. Wouldn't be a problem but I've got a couple development VMs that use smart cards for authentication so currently any work with them has stopped.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 

dietmar

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Wouldn't be a problem but I've got a couple development VMs that use smart cards for authentication so currently any work with them has stopped.

Well, I guess that is impossible to debug here, because we do not have such 'smart cards'.
 

Abrin

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These are the readers we use, they're pretty basic to be honest. I've tried this and a dell keyboard with a smart card reader built in, both with no luck.

http://www.iogear.com/product/GSR201/

I'll grab a thumb drive and see if I can get that to read, that will at least narrow it down if it's something specific with smart card readers
 

Abrin

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Ok, tried it with a plain old Memorex thumb drive and the VM still isn't seeing it though the Proxmox server does.
 

galaober

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Hello!
I have another problem with USB after Proxmox upgrade to 1.9 and reboot.
KVM with guest Debian Squeeze stopped after access to USB device from inside guest.

In /etc/qemu-server/103.conf line "hostusb: 12d1:*" for GSM modem Huawei E1550 (switched to modem mode).
Guest show device by lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E169/E620/E800 HSDPA Modem
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0627:0001 Adomax Technology Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
and say in syslog
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.766179] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.766297] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.766300] USB Mass Storage support registered.
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.777700] input: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input5
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.971994] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.972117] USB Serial support registered for generic
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.972226] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.972228] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.984192] USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.984781] option 1-2.1:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985109] usb 1-2.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985242] option 1-2.1:1.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985344] usb 1-2.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985357] option 1-2.1:1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985777] usb 1-2.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985908] usbcore: registered new interface driver option
Oct 14 00:08:36 debian kernel: [ 3.985910] option: v0.7.2:USB Driver for GSM modems

But after access to /dev/ttyUSB2 by minicom or simply cat /dev/ttyUSB2 guest going to Stop state without any messageg and no records in logs. All other VM (without access to USB) work fine.

How can i enable debug for get more info about problem? Have any ideas?
 

Abrin

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Just did a check in Qemu monitor and found this:

Device 0.1, Port 1, Speed 12 Mb/s, Product QEMU USB Tablet
Device 0.2, Port 2, Speed 12 Mb/s, Product QEMU USB Hub
Device 0.3, Port 2.1, Speed 12 Mb/s, Product SCRx31 USB Smart Card Reader

The VM in question is Server 2008 but I've tried it on a Vista VM and had the same results. I admit that I'm not much of a Linux guy so I don't want what else to show to help solve this. Everything appears that it should be working but no matter what I try, the VM just doesn't see it.
 
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dietmar

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I admit that I'm not much of a Linux guy so I don't want what else to show to help solve this.

You can either start hacking on the qemu sources, or try to find a workaround - maybe downgrade pve-qemu-kvm to the previous version.
 

phb.fr

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crash vm not start at all (crash before VNC access)
With 0.15 the VM crash when Windows trying access too USB

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dpkg -i pve-qemu-kvm_0.15.0-2_amd64.deb
pveversion -v
pve-qemu-kvm: 0.15.0-2

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On /etc/qemu-server/ file
comment #hostusb:
Start VM ... Working

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EDIT : dpkg -i pve-qemu-kvm_0.14.0-3_amd64.deb
VM working without problem ...

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Look at this
http://www.kraxel.org/cgit/qemu/refs/heads

branch stable.... and branch usb.xx ... qemu team have problem with usb ? :)
 
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galaober

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Yes, it looks as problem...
After comment assert() on lines 315, 336 and 346 have "Segmentation fault" :(
 

joeschmoe

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Hi,
I also have been using a hostusb option (to pass through a usb hardware license key required for an office server).
I also had this same problem after upgrading to 1.9 with pve-qemu-kvm: 0.15.0-2
The VM completely failed to start with the error:

kvm: /home/dietmar/svn-devel/pve-qemu-kvm/qemu-kvm/hw/usb.c:333: usb_packet_complete: Assertion `p->owner != ((void *)0)' failed.
Aborted


After downgrading to pve-qemu-kvm_0.14.1-1_amd64.deb
The VM booted fine as before.

Any eta to getting a fix for this in the PVE release schedule?
 

stef

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Hi,
I also have been using a hostusb option (to pass through a usb hardware license key required for an office server).
I also had this same problem after upgrading to 1.9 with pve-qemu-kvm: 0.15.0-2
The VM completely failed to start with the error:

kvm: /home/dietmar/svn-devel/pve-qemu-kvm/qemu-kvm/hw/usb.c:333: usb_packet_complete: Assertion `p->owner != ((void *)0)' failed.
Aborted


After downgrading to pve-qemu-kvm_0.14.1-1_amd64.deb
The VM booted fine as before.

Any eta to getting a fix for this in the PVE release schedule?

Thanks for the hint: it seems to be ok also for me (identical situation).

Have anybody tried this fix?
http://repo.or.cz/w/qemu.git/commitdiff/80cf7cf74f29a219e02b50f27c12b1c792ebf99b
 

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