File kvm-qemu-preXX-exit-if-drive-specified-is-invalid-instead.patch of Package kvm.853

This fixes the problem when qemu continues even if -drive specification
is somehow invalid, resulting in a mess.  Applicable for both current
master and for stable-0.14 (and 0.13 and 0.12 as well).

The prob can actually be seriuos: when you start guest with two drives
and make an error in the specification of one of them, and the guest
has something like a raid array on the two drives, guest may start failing
that array or kick "missing" drives which may result in a mess - this is
what actually happened to me, I did't want a resync at all, and a resync
resulted in re-writing (and allocating) a 4TB virtual drive I used for
testing, which in turn resulted in my filesystem filling up and whole
thing failing badly.  Yes it was just testing VM, I experimented with
larger raid arrays, but the end result was quite, well, unexpected.


Signed-off-by: Michael Tokarev <>
 vl.c |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

Index: qemu-kvm-0.14.0/vl.c
--- qemu-kvm-0.14.0.orig/vl.c
+++ qemu-kvm-0.14.0/vl.c
@@ -2090,7 +2090,8 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv, char **e
             case QEMU_OPTION_drive:
-                drive_def(optarg);
+                if (drive_def(optarg) == NULL)
+                    exit(1);
             case QEMU_OPTION_set:
                 if (qemu_set_option(optarg) != 0)