Old SMBIOS version in PVE: kvm: SMBIOS 2.1 table length 66374 exceeds 65535


Well-Known Member
Dec 10, 2017
Hi there :)

Try to run VM and :
kvm: SMBIOS 2.1 table length 66374 exceeds 65535
stopping swtpm instance (pid 443332) due to QEMU startup error
TASK ERROR: start failed: QEMU exited with code 1

cat /etc/pve/nodes/pve-01/qemu-server/vm-id.conf
args: -smbios file='/etc/pve/nodes/pve-01/qemu-server/pcbios.bin'

I'm get smbios from my real hardware with https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/126132/how-to-dump-bios-data-to-a-file

How i can fix this? How I can change 64k limit for smbios file ?

P.s. And why so OLD smbios version in PVE? Latest version is 3.7 https://www.dmtf.org/standards/smbios


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