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Re: [Libvir] Error when paravirtualization domain starts with virsh.



Hi, Michel

  From Dan's suggestion,
This issue seems related to DomU memory=256M case.
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=207241
To avoid this problem, you should set memory=512MB at first.

Anyway, we are not checking virsh command on PV-domain/IA64 for RHEL5.
I guess you are the first person to check virsh on PV-domain/IA64!

Thanks
Atsushi SAKAI

"Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 11:19:03AM +0100, Michel Gauthier wrote:
> > With the RHEL5 RC  distribution on our IA64 platform (4 CPUs), when we use 
> > virsh to start a paravirtuailzation domain, we've got the following:
> > 
> > virsh # list
> > Id Name                 State
> > ----------------------------------
> >  0 Domain-0             running
> > 
> > virsh # create hndom2
> > Failed to get devices for domain hndom2
> > error: Failed to create domain from hndom2
> > 
> > virsh # list
> > Id Name                 State
> > ----------------------------------
> >  0 Domain-0             running
> > 24 Domain-24            paused
> > 
> > In spite of an error message, a domain named Domain-Id is created instead 
> > of the hndom2 domain.
> 
> Yeah, that's a bug in libvirt - we failed to tear down the 'still born'
> domain when something goes wrong during creation. 
> 
> > If the <currentMemory> tag is suppressed from the XML configuration file, 
> > all is OK.
> 
> Sounds like a bug in Xen ia64 to me - the <currentMemory> is used to set
> the initial boot RAM, while the <memory> tag is used to set the maximum
> reservation. If you omit <currentMemory> then both will be set to the same
> value. It sounds like Xen ia64 is not able to cope with the memory < maxmem
> situation.
> 
>     memory=200
>     maxmem=500
> 
> > This behaviour appears with the libvirt version 0.1.8 released with the 
> > RHEL5 RC, and also with the libvirt version 0.1.10.
> > Are you aware of this problem?
> 
> No - we don't do much (any) testing on ia64 due to lack of any suitable
> hardware for testing, so we pretty much rely on community/vendors to 
> identify ia64 problems.
> 
> > If you want some complementary infos (xend log), we can send it to you.
> 
> See if you can reproduce it with a regular Xen config file using config
> options like
> 
>     memory=200
>     maxmem=500
> 
> Which should simlute presece of '<currentMemory>' element. If you can
> reproduce it there, its a Xen bug.
> 
> Regards,
> Dan.
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