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[Xen-devel] Daily Xen Builds

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Daily Xen Builds
From: David F Barrera <dfbp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 14:47:44 -0500
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August 16, 2005 using latest HG source pull:
 changeset:   6192:3d187585c1415fbb14cb285cc71e0ff0faf81e67
 tag:         tip
 user:        kaf24@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 date:        Tue Aug 16 06:20:47 2005
 summary:     Use a SWIOTLB to use pre-reserved bounce buffers for high 
1) x86_32 (no PAE support)
  -- SLES 9 SP2 on IBM xSeries 305s (512M RAM)
  * Builds and boots without problems on SLES9 SP2
  * Able to create a functional domU
  * Running LTP on both dom0 and domu
  * * ISSUE(S):
     * x86 - Oops - Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
virtual address 0000001c 
    * Bugzilla #167 -  **Ian Pratt believes it may already have been
fixed, but I haven't verified yet.

2) x86_32p (PAE)
 -- SLES 9 SP2 and RHEL 4 on IBM xSeries 305s (512M RAM) and 235 (1G
 * The SLES 9 SP2 boxes FAILED TO BOOT Dom0 when built with PAE
         * Two (2) machines exhibiting this problem
         * Last message on console is the 'xen memory scrubbing' line
         * Bugzilla #125 -REOPENED
 * The FC3 and RHEL 4 boxex build and boot without problems with PAE 
         * However,  Dom0 crashes as soon as a DomU is attempted to
         * Bugzilla #168 kernel BUG at arch/xen/i386/kernel/pci-dma.c:30
 * ISSUE(S):  
         * Reopening Bugzilla #122 -Dom0 fails to boot on SLES 9
machines compiled with x86 PAE mode ON
         * Bugzilla #62 - Losing network when starting xend.
                * New network-bridge script
                * Appears to have fixed the SLES 9 problems, but
                * FC3 box loses network connectivity now.
                * Working the issue

 3) x86_64
 -- SLES9 SP2 and FC4 on IBM HS20 EMT64 blades (1G RAM) 
 * Builds and boots on SLES 9 SP2
 * Able to create functional domains
 * New network-bridge scripts seems to work on the SLE 9 SP2 boxes
  * ISSUE(S):   
     * Two DomUs on separate boxes lack networking
     * setups worked previously; investigating 
     * Bugzilla #166 - UnicodeError: label too long
          *  Error appears when typing 'xm list' on x86_64 SLES 9 SP2
          *  This error does not seem to affect functionality


David F Barrera
Linux Technology Center
Systems and Technology Group, IBM

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