Bug 56919 - VS intermittent fails to start AVD
Summary: VS intermittent fails to start AVD
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 4.5.0 (15.2)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 15.4
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-28 10:34 UTC by Magnus Johansson
Modified: 2017-07-25 12:22 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Magnus Johansson 2017-05-28 10:34:44 UTC
Every now and then VS, decides it doesn't want to play ball regarding AVDs.
It just fails with:
1>Starting deploy Nexus_5X_API_23 ...
1>Starting emulator Nexus_5X_API_23 ...
1>C:\Users\Magnus\AppData\Local\Android\ANDROI~1\tools\emulator.EXE -partition-size 512 -no-boot-anim -avd Nexus_5X_API_23 -prop monodroid.avdname=Nexus_5X_API_23
1>Warning: requested ram_size 1536M too big, reduced to 512MHax is enabled
1>Hax ram_size 0x20000000
1>HAX is working and emulator runs in fast virt mode.
1>qemu-system-i386.exe: -drive if=none,index=1,id=cache,file=C:\Users\Magnus\.android\avd\Nexus_5X_API_23.avd/cache.img: could not open disk image C:\Users\Magnus\.android\avd\Nexus_5X_API_23.avd/cache.img: Could not open 'C:\Users\Magnus\.android\avd\Nexus_5X_API_23.avd/cache.img': Invalid argument
1>Emulator Nexus_5X_API_23 cannot be started.
========== Deploy: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped ==========
Comment 1 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-05-30 17:33:39 UTC
Hi Magnus,

It looks like an issue with the emulator.

Could you try the following workaround: try to launch emulator from AVD Manager and you could check if this tools provide some fix to do to the emulator.
Comment 2 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-06-29 14:05:47 UTC
Hi Magnus,
I cannot reproduce this bug, I'll mark the bug as resolved fixed.
Please feel free to reopen it if you can still reproduce the issue with current stable release.