After applying your patch i didn't get any error like memory corruption.
Nevertheless i was able to access graphics using vnc. Even specifying vnc it tries to open display (maybe something requires it - virt-viewer).
[root localhost ~]# virt-install -n test -r 512 --vnc --file=/dev/VolGroup00/test-os --location=ftp://mirrors/centos/5/os/i386 -x 'text' --vncport=5900
Retrieving file .treeinfo 100% |=========================| 413 B 00:00
Retrieving file vmlinuz.. 100% |=========================| 2.1 MB 00:00
Retrieving file initrd.im 100% |=========================| 5.4 MB 00:00
Creating domain... 0 B 00:01
(virt-viewer:4021): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Domain installation still in progress. You can reconnect to
the console to complete the installation process.
I access the console using vnc but as you said, after the instalation completes it didn't restart. It disappeared from "virsh list" but i'm able to start it again using:
[root localhost ~]# virsh start test
Domain test started
[root localhost ~]# virsh list
Id Name State
0 Domain-0 running
3 test idle
If there's anything i can do to help please let me know.
On Tuesday 10 March 2009 10:21:01 Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:16:26AM +0100, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > Starting install...
> > > *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: free(): invalid next size
> > > (fast):
> > Yes I'm seeing this too on 0.6.1 on RHEL-5.3, I'm trying to chase it
> > down, it's a bit hard to find out where the memory corruption occurs.
> > > I've memtested the memory and its fine. If i use a file as the target
> > > (instead of a block device) it also works:
> > >
> > > virt-install -n test -r 512 --vnc --file=/tmp/test-os --file-size=2 --
> > > location=ftp://mirrors/centos/5/os/i386
> > yes I get the crash with a file based target too.
> > I'm investigating ...
> I guess I nailed it down, it's something we introduced when converting
> memory allocation, and since the block getting allocated includes both
> char * and char we failed to allocate enough space for the leading
> char * array.
> With this patch I was able to create a new guest and have it load
> with virt-install (but just in serial concole, graphics didn't work
> for some reason), it disapeared from the domain list too after being
> restarted at the end of the installation, so there is more stuff to
> be fixed on RHEL/Centos Xen, but that one seems solved,