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Re: [Fedora-xen] Re: [fedora-virt] Fedora 10 and Fedora 11 Xen 32b domUs failing on x86_64 el5.3 dom0



On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 01:39:26AM +0300, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 01:11:11AM +0300, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:45:06PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:39:17AM +0300, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
> > > > x86_64 domU installation on x86_64 dom0 seems to work though.
> > > > Are you sure i386 on x86_64 worked for you? 
> > > 
> > > Yep, just checked my RHEL-5 box and it has this config
> > > 
> > > name = "f11i686xen"
> > > uuid = "1417ac4b-bd9a-61cc-6faf-8e842cd72cb9"
> > > maxmem = 900
> > > memory = 500
> > > vcpus = 1
> > > bootloader = "/usr/bin/pygrub"
> > > on_poweroff = "destroy"
> > > on_reboot = "restart"
> > > on_crash = "restart"
> > > vfb = [ "type=vnc,vncunused=1" ]
> > > disk = [ "tap:aio:/var/lib/xen/images/f11i686.img,xvda,w" ]
> > > vif = [ "mac=00:16:3e:71:38:63,bridge=xenbr0" ]
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > Nothing weird here.. My guest has 1 vcpu aswell, and I'm using vnc.
> > 
> > > And the guest disk is fully instlaled
> > > 
> > > # ls -lhs /var/lib/xen/images/f11i686.img
> > > 3.4G -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5.1G Jun  4 06:33 /var/lib/xen/images/f11i686.img
> > > 
> > > 
> > > FWIW, the guest kernel here is 2.6.29-0.258.rc8.git2.fc11.i686.PAE
> > > 
> > > So its possible things have changed since I did my install .... 
> > > 
> > 
> > Default kernel in Fedora 11 is: kernel-PAE-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.rpm
> > 
> > > Also my x86_64 host only has 2 GB of RAM, so if there's any bugs with
> > > i686 guests at the >4GB phys RAM mark I wouldn't have seen them
> > > 
> > 
> > My guests were using 512 MB and 1024 MB of RAM..
> > 
> > I tried again now, and yes, F10 and F11 i386 guests fail on CentOS 5.3
> > x86_64 dom0 with domU kernel crashes like this:
> > 
> > http://pasik.reaktio.net/fedora/fedora10-32b-xen-domu-on-centos53-64b-dom0-install-crash.txt
> > http://pasik.reaktio.net/fedora/fedora11-32b-xen-domu-on-centos53-64b-dom0-crash2.txt
> > 
> > 
> > Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...Ok.
> > 1 multicall(s) failed: cpu 0
> > Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE #1
> > Call Trace:
> >  [<c0714be7>] ? printk+0x14/0x1d
> >  [<c0405020>] xen_mc_flush+0x12d/0x1f9
> >  [<c0405880>] xen_mc_issue+0x19/0x4d
> >  [<c0406293>] xen_set_pud_hyper+0x79/0x81
> >  [<c040632a>] xen_set_pud+0x8f/0x95
> >  [<c04220e0>] zap_low_mappings+0x2d/0x42
> >  [<c091c917>] mem_init+0x2a0/0x2a8
> >  [<c0906828>] start_kernel+0x264/0x313
> >  [<c090609d>] i386_start_kernel+0x8c/0x97
> >  [<c090c351>] xen_start_kernel+0x7f9/0x802
> > ------------[ cut here ]------------
> > kernel BUG at arch/x86/xen/multicalls.c:180!   
> > invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
> > 
> > Hmm.. I wonder what's causing this.
> > 
> > Can you test if it works for you?
> > 
> > I used virt-install like this:
> > virt-install --debug -n testvm -r 512 --vcpus=1 -f /dev/VolGroup00/testvm_disk --vnc -p -l "ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/11/Fedora/i386/os";
> > 
> > The graphical VNC console newer shows up, and when I run "xm console testvm"
> > I see that kernel crash.
> > 
> 
> Actually I think I just figured it out..
> 
> It's this RHEL5 bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467698

Ah yes, I probably had a internal 5.3 snapshot kernel installed which would
have that fix


Daniel
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