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[Xen-users] Why xen 3.4.x doesn't works on server with this controler Sy

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Subject: [Xen-users] Why xen 3.4.x doesn't works on server with this controler Symbios Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS
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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:22:03 +0200
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I'm testing now xen 3.4.1(stable) and I testing before when is come a stable. I'm having problem with controller driver, he can't load itself properly so the system isn't booting. The system is debian 5.0 with kernel 2.6.26-2-xen from distribution the problem occure with both kernels

ouput from debian 5.0/kernel 2.6.26-2-xen/xen-3.4.1

  4.306723] PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.
[    4.323790] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[    4.334853] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[    4.346424] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[    4.361272] rtc_cmos 00:05: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
[    4.373302] rtc0: alarms up to one month, y3k
[    4.384641] No iBFT detected.
[    4.391310] TCP cubic registered
[    4.398531] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    4.408450] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
[    4.417154] registered taskstats version 1
[    4.425263] rtc_cmos 00:05: setting system clock to 2009-06-16
07:45:32 UTC (1245138332)
[    4.442439] Freeing unused kernel memory: 196k freed
[    4.490555] SCSI subsystem initialized
[    4.502222] Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.06
[    4.511363] Copyright (c) 1999-2007 LSI Corporation
[    4.526520] Fusion MPT SAS Host driver 3.04.06
[    4.536466] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level,
low) -> IRQ 16
[    4.551871] mptbase: ioc0: Initiating bringup
[    5.265020] ioc0: LSISAS1064E B2: Capabilities={Initiator}
[    5.277276] no ownder
   5.277276] no ownder
[    5.282441] mptbase: ioc0: PCI-MSI enabled
[   24.397417] mptbase: ioc0: Initiating recovery
[   54.917063] mptbase: ioc0: Initiating recovery
[  103.067093] scsi0 : ioc0: LSISAS1064E B2, FwRev=01182b00h, Ports=1,
MaxQ=286, IRQ=252
[  113.084555] mptbase: ioc0: Initiating recovery
[  143.599536] mptbase: ioc0: Initiating recovery
[  163.416806] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[  163.431202] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
[  163.472335] ACPI: ACPI0007:00 is registered as cooling_device0
[  163.485371] ACPI: ACPI0007:01 is registered as cooling_device1
[  163.498390] ACPI: ACPI0007:02 is registered as cooling_device2
[  163.511391] ACPI: ACPI0007:03 is registered as cooling_device3
[  163.524411] ACPI: ACPI0007:04 is registered as cooling_device4
[  163.538190] ACPI: ACPI0007:05 is registered as cooling_device5
[  163.551209] ACPI: ACPI0007:06 is registered as cooling_device6
[  163.564227] ACPI: ACPI0007:07 is registered as cooling_device7
[  163.828867] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
[  163.842586] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.13.0-ioctl (2007-10-18)
initialised: dm-devel@xxxxxxxxxx
Begin: Waiting for root file system .... done
^^^^^^^^^ this is a last info from boot, system is waiting waiting
waiting, and after one minute  system output info:

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist. Droping to a shell

My pci controller: 01:00.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 04)

If anyone had the same problem with mtpsas driver and xen 3.4. What has been changed so it's not working on upper xen version.

 The problem doesn't occure with xen 3.3.x


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