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RE: [Xen-devel] VMX status report 11394:96a4379be74a

To: "Ye, Yuanqing" <yuanqing.ye@xxxxxxxxx>, "Zheng, Jeff" <jeff.zheng@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] VMX status report 11394:96a4379be74a
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 14:59:50 +0100
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> > Issues:
> > - Creating 4 VMX simutaneously on 32 platform will hang xen0
> Does it reboot or just hang? Is dom0 pingable? Is the text 
> console alive? 
>       Xen0 just hangs, not reboot. And dom0 is unpingable. 
>       Although the cursor is blinking in text console, but it 
> is uncontrollable.

Before starting the 4th guest, please change to a text mode console
(ctrl-alt-f1) and start the guest from there. See if you get an oops

> Exactly what kind of guests are you starting simultaneously, 
> and on what hypervisor (e.g. PAE?).
>       we start ia32 non-pae smp guest OS on ia32 hypervisor.

Just to confirm, that's a non-pae hypervisor? Do you get the same
starting a non-pae guest on a 32b pae hypervisor? [this is by far the
most tested combination]

> > - Sometimes build base kernel 2.6.16 in IA32SMP guest fails 
> on 32bit 
> > platform.
> In what way does it fail? Does the guest VM crash? Does the 
> make segfault?
>       Guest didn't crash. See attachment 
> "kb_ia32_smp_failed_1.JPG, kb_ia32_smp_failed.JGP" for some 
> error messages from building kernel. In fact, we get various 
> error messages. Build kernel in IA32PAE SMP VMX domain and 
> IA32E SMP VMX domain are ok.
>       http://losvmm-bridge.sh.intel.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=788

Which hypervisor does the error occur on?

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