[fedora-virt] Re: [Fedora-xen] Dom0 kernels / 32bit PAE pv_ops dom0 kernel works now

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Aug 18 20:26:30 UTC 2009

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 06:09:19PM +0300, Pasi K?rkk?inen wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:32:34PM +0100, M A Young wrote:
> > Here is another update. (kernel-2.6.31- at
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1605651 and the 
> > repository http://fedorapeople.org/~myoung/dom0/ . I have had trouble 
> > getting x86_64 kernels built over the last week or so to boot, but this 
> > one does work. I haven't tried i686.
> > 
> Finally the 32bit PAE (i686) dom0 kernel crash problem has been fixed.
> Patch:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/jeremy/xen.git;a=commit;h=02ef83d1ed382d898bbb4a8ade9888e21fe33d1d
> I verified that patch fixes the problem.
> I'll try these RPMs soon.

FYI, I have just installed a Fedora 12 x86_64 guest on a Fedora 11 x86_64 
KVM host using

virt-install --hvm \
 --location http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/x86_64/os/ \
 --name f12x86_64xen --ram 800 --accelerate --noautoconsole  \
 --file /dev/HostVG/f12x86_64xen --vnc

Once installed, I installed the Xen dom0 kernel from fp.org/~myoung/dom0/
re-configured grub, and successfully rebooted into a Xen Dom0, and was 
able to create paravirt guests successfully. Most of the libvirt-TCK test
suite passed, and the only bugs look trivial to solve in libvirt's Xen

So for that environment at least, the Dom0 kernels are looking pretty
good when used with F12 and the libvirt Xen driver is still functioning 
reasonably well.

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