[CentOS-virt] init 6 works inconsistently in XEN

Karanbir Singh

mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Oct 16 17:07:47 UTC 2008

Brett Serkez wrote:
> I am using Centos 5.2 as both my XEN host and guests.  Both the XEN
> host and each XEN guest are up-to-date with the latest CentOS 5.2
> updates.
> I've noticed over time that sometimes using init 6 (or init 0) in the
> guest works flawlessly and other times the guest will reach
> "Restarting System"/"System Halted" and hang.  When this hang occurs
> the only way to finish the shutdown/reboot is to destroy the virtual
> machine and also one of the CPUs on the XEN host is maxed out at 100%
> CPU.

I've had issues like this with the Xen pre 5.2, with the latest updates 
in ( the dom0 kernel in my setup is still kernel-2.6.18-92.1.1.el5, the 
domU's are completely updated ), this seems to have gone away.

Also working for me now is proper routed network, that never really 
worked earlier.

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