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Re: [Xen-users] Boot error with 2.6.23 domU

To: Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Boot error with 2.6.23 domU
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:44:13 +0100
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> > I'm just running some additional tests around 2.6.23 as part of another
> > user's bug reports.  Hopefully this will provide some additional insights
> > here...
> The thing is alive, always in "r" state, never in "b" state. An alien in
> a dead body... :)

Spooky...  Best get the zombie survival kit ready just in case they awaken 
other domains you've destroyed to consume the kernels of the living :-O

> # xm list | grep imap
> imap1                                     25   192     1     r-----    
> 25.9 # xm list | grep imap
> imap1                                     25   192     1     r-----    
> 28.0 # xm list | grep imap
> imap1                                     25   192     1     r-----    
> 29.2 # xm list | grep imap
> imap1                                     25   192     1     r-----    
> 31.2 # xm list | grep imap
> imap1                                     25   192     1     r-----    
> 68.4 # xm list | grep imap
> imap1                                     25   192     1     r-----   
> 130.4

Out of interest, did you compile the guest kernel with SMP support?  Another 
user was reporting that the boot process hung if he compiled without SMP...

Worth noting, I guess, that if the domain had panicked not finding the root 
filesystem (but not succeeded in outputting to the console) then you'd see it 
eating CPU like this (mine does).


Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat?  And no pedals!
Mark: To answer a question with a question: What use is a skateboard?
Dave: Skateboards have wheels.
Mark: My wheel has a wheel!

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