[Libguestfs] [rjones at redhat.com: Re: Suggestions on building VM disks from scratch]

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Apr 14 17:16:09 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 06:12:18PM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 06:03:37PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Whether the VM starts or not has no relationship to the kernel bug.
> > libguestfs (including virt-rescue) boots its own appliance using the
> > host kernel, which on Ubuntu suffers from this bug.
> I might take it up with LKML then, because as you
> noted earlier the Debian kernel has the problem 
> also, and Debian tends to be a relatively standard
> build.

This happens on a standard, upstream Linux kernel, and has nothing to
do with Debian or Ubuntu.  Please follow the description on the BZ:


You should start by CC-ing yourself on the bug.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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