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Re: [Xen-devel] Console is not working with Dom0 and Xen unstable

On Mon, May 02, 2011 at 07:31:21PM +0800, Wei Liu wrote:
> I test with various command line options, along with Konrad's [1] and
> Jeremy's [2] kernel. It's still blank.

For the Intel graphic cards to work, you need CONFIG_DMAR to be set.
Do you have that?
> Konrad's kernel is 2.6.39-rc4, runs well on bare metal, blank screen
> on Xen unstable.

I am 99% sure you have forgotten to set CONFIG_DMAR?
> Jeremy's kernel is, assertion fails with
> boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_TSC_RELIABLE) when booting on Xen unstable.
> I also skim hvc_xen.c, the Dom0 console operations are straight
> forward -- they are just wrapper of console IO hypercall.

For that, try 'debug loglevel=8 console=hvc' on your Linux line to make sure 
that the output
is being piped through to the Xen hypervisor.

And on the Xen hypervisor do have 'console_to_ring'
> Is that a hardware-related problem?

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