[CentOS-virt] Rebooting xen after CentOS update

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Thu Jan 10 18:25:39 UTC 2008

I updated a CentOS 5.0 Xen VM to 5.1 (host had been updated already last 
year) and then rebooted from within. This hung the machine on shutdown 
with nearly 100% CPU usage. I couldn't shut it down any other way than 
destroying it. After starting up it would seem to start up, but wasn't 
available via network or console. Shutting it down would display the same 
symptoms as before. Finally, I rebooted the host machine and then was able 
to start the updated guest as well.

This isn't normal, is it? (This was my first number update within a Xen 


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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