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------- Additional Comments From lge@xxxxxxxxxx 2005-07-27 19:41 -------
I have posted the problem I saw on the xen-user mailing list and got some
updates on it. So I am copying them to the bug report....
Sorry, I guess that " the original ramdisk file of RHEL" is kind of misleading
here. What I really meant was the ramdisk file generated on RHEL and based on
2.6.12-xenU, not the ramdisk file comes from the distro.
A little bit more information to answer Boris' question:
1. I have 1G memory. Dom0 used 512 MB. In domU file, I set "memory = 128". So
it should have enough memory to use.
2. /var/log/xend.log does not say much. Here is the output:
[2005-07-26 17:40:47 xend] DEBUG (image:129) initDomain: cpu=-1 mem_kb=225280
[2005-07-26 17:40:47 xend] DEBUG (XendDomainInfo:674) init_domain> Created
domain=4 name=vm1 memory=220
[2005-07-26 17:40:47 xend] INFO (image:178) buildDomain os=linux dom=4 vcpus=1
[2005-07-26 17:40:47 xend] INFO (XendRoot:128) EVENT> xend.domain.create
[2005-07-26 17:40:47 xend] INFO (XendRoot:128) EVENT> xend.virq 3
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Re: [Xen-users] ramdisk option in domU config file does not work
Li Ge wrote:
> This problem seems to have something to do with the size of the
> ramdisk file. But I am not quite sure.
> I tried it on different distros(SLES9, RHEL4, FC3). Here is what I
> 1. Can not create domU with ramdisk option using the domU initrd file
> (1.2 MB) of SLES9 or the domU initrd file (1.4 MB) of RHEL.
> 2. I can create domU on one RHEL box with ramdisk option using the
> initrd-2.6.12-xenU file copied from another Fedora Core box, which has
> relatively smaller file size (300KB). But using the original ramdisk
> file of RHEL, I failed to create domU.
> Is there a limitation for ramdisk file size, for example <1M?
The typically limitation is 4MB which is what our default ramdisk size is.
Please note, that you cannot use out-of-the-box ramdisk that come from
distros as they contain kernel modules that have not been compiled for
Xen. You must make a ramdisk with the appropriate utilities.
Dave might be running into the same problem.
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> Re: [Xen-users] ramdisk option in domU config file does not work
> I have 1GB of memory on my machine, of which 756 are free. Whenever I
> try to start a DomU with an initrd file, I get the same error that Li Ge
> Using config file "vm1.cfg".
> Error: Error creating domain: (0, 'Error')
> DomU will start just fine without the initrd; however, in one case where
> I have a DomU with a Reiser FS, I need to be able to use the initrd (I
> know I can build support for Reiser into the kernel, but that is not the
> On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 11:18 +0200, Boris Lenzinger wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I had this problem (well I think it was the same): you do not have
> > enough free memory to run your instance.
> > run:
> > xm info
> > It will tell you how much free memory you have.
> > First solution is to decrease the memory in the configuration to check
> > if you can run your configuration.
> > If it is working (and you need more memory), decrease memory of dom0.
> > If still not working, what is the log file saying ? (/var/log/xend.log
> > on a fedora distribution)
> > Boris
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