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Subject: [Xen-devel] Daily Xen Builds
From: David F Barrera <dfbp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 09:18:51 -0500
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Defect summary:

I have been reporting since July 11 that DomU crashes on a couple of my
machines upon creation, on setups where DomU is based on a SLES 9
installation. I am still experiencing this problem. Defect #96 in the
Xensource bugzilla system has been created to document this problem.

I sent this note out on July 13:
> David F Barrera wrote:
> > We are seeing a problem in xen-unstable where DomU crashes
> > after booting on some x86 boxes. In my case, it is happening on a
> > of machines that have SCSI drives and where DomU is a SLES 9
> > installation. Here's some data on my setup:
> > 
> >             Dom0            DomU            Dom U Crash?    SCSI
> > 
> > Machine A   SLES 9          SLES 9          Yes             Yes
> > Machine B   SLES 9          RHEL 4          No              Yes
> > Machine C   RHEL 4          SLES 9          Yes             Yes
> > Machine D   FC3       SLES 9 and Debian     No              No
> >                                             
> > The only thing I see in common in the machines that fail is the SCSI
> > drives.  Machines B and C are identical; the others are different
> > models.

      * July 26, 2005 using latest HG source pull:
              * changeset:
                tag:         tip
                user:        kaf24@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                date:        Tue Jul 26 05:09:06 2005
                summary:     Fix restart/poweroff properly. From aq.
              * x86
                      * SLES 9 SP2, FC3 and RHEL 4 on IBM xSeries 305,
                        235, and ThinkCentre 
                              * Builds and boots Dom0 without problems
                              * **NEED SOME HELP IN RESOLVING PROBLEM
                                DESCRIBED BELOW**
                              * OUTSTANDING ISSUE:  (NO CHANGE FROM LAST
                                REPORT - UNRESOLVED PROBLEM)
                                      * DomU crashes
                                                Oops:   0002 [#1]
                                                PREEMPT SMP modules linked in:
                                                CPU:    0
                                                EIP:    0061:[<00244ec0>]       
Not tainted VLI
                                              * No other output
                                      * Seeing this on test boxes where
                                        DomU is a SLES 9 installation
                                      * On a test box where Dom0 is SLES
                                        9 and DomU is RHEL 4, however,
                                        no problems are observed
                                      * Bugzilla #96-  'BLOCKER'
              * x86_64
                      * EMT64* 
                              * Builds and boots without problems on
                                SLES 9 SP2 and FC4
                              * Able to build functional DomUs,
                                networking and all


David F Barrera
Linux Technology Center
Systems and Technology Group, IBM

"The wisest men follow their own direction. "

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