Re: [Xen-users] XEN : Getting Error: (22, 'Invalid argument') on startin
Anand Gupta wrote:
Good for you. It surely looks like the xen packages from centos/rhel 5
are screwed up badly. I have been having tons of problems myself.
They're not screwed up badly: they are a distinct release. If you do a
tarball, or mercurial, installation of the latest source and compile and
install it *on top* of your existing Xen infrastructure, do not be
surprised if they do not integrate well. This is particularly true now
that the RHEL 5/CentOS 5 release is version 3.0.3, and you're
leapfrogging forward to version 3.1.1 which is not evern tarball
released yet. Seriously, you've put yourself in the position of a
bleeding edge developer by doing this, and these are exactly the sort of
version compatibility issues you can expect.
Can you check one thing ? Try to run a domU as centos5 itself i.e.
create a new domU running on centos5 and see if you get any problems
inside the domU ? I am facing 2 issues with it, first one is an error
about /lib/tls and second is about a character set issue.
Let me know how successful you are.
The /lib/tls issue seems to be one of the kernel used for the DomU, and
the presence (or lack of it) of the /etc/ld.so.conf.d hook present in
RHEL's kernel-xen packages. I've mentioned previously that this can be
over-ridden by hand-building a modified glibc, as described at
If you want to integrate Xen into an RPM based infrastructure,
especially RedHat's which is somewhat different from Xensource's RPM's
and correctly builds documentation, installs it, and uses grubby to
insert new Xen kernels in /etc/grub.conf, you're going to have to build
RPM's, possibly based on RedHat's. In fact, I bet the CentOS crew would
be delighted to have such work in order to put it in the Centosplus
repository, much as they used to publish more up-to-date versions of
MySQL and PHP there for CentOS 4.x.
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