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Re: [Xen-devel] Crash on boot with 2.6.37-rc8-git3

To: M A Young <m.a.young@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Crash on boot with 2.6.37-rc8-git3
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:56:04 -0500
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On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 11:11:03PM +0000, M A Young wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2011, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> >Ahh, I hit this. Can you try 'stable/bug-fixes' branch of mine?
> >It has "xen/irq: Don't fall over when nr_irqs_gsi > nr_irqs." patch
> >which will fix the below problem you are seeing.
> >
> >But I am not sure if it fixes the problem you are having with hardware?
> That fixes the kvm boot, but unfortunately booting directly on the
> hardware doesn't. Incidentally it is definitely turning debug
> options off that trigger the crash, as I realized I was building a
> kernel-debug package as well as a kernel package from the same

Ok, I think we need a serial output. I don't remember if you said that
your docking station has a serial port or not.

If the docking station does not, this card ought to do the trick:


You can use under Xen as a normal PCI type serial card. For details:


> source RPM, and it boots with the debug kernel but not the ordinary
> kernel.

>       Michael Young

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