[CentOS-virt] Domain0 with Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5xen fails to boot Guests with Kernel 2.6.18-164.el5xen
pasik at iki.fi
Sun Oct 11 00:27:41 UTC 2009
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 08:32:12AM +1000, Devraj Mukherjee wrote:
> >> Is this happening because the version of the kernel on the Dom0 is way
> >> too old for guests to boot? I am just a bit hesitant in rebooting my
> >> server for the new kernel to take effect unless I am sure :)
> > No, that shouldn't be the reason.
> > The layer between dom0 and guests is Xen hypervisor, not the kernel.
> > Although Redhat ships the hypervisor in the same rpm as the kernel :)
> That's what I thought as well. I did however find the following post
> while searching for answers
> That outlines something similar to what I am experiencing and
> indicates a reboot of the Dom0 fixed it. I am guessing this is because
> of Kernel + Driver loading issues.
> > The output looks like the initrd image is broken; it doesn't set up the root
> > device.. does it load the xenblk driver? Does it detect the xvd* disks?
> Is xenblk supposed to be loaded on Dom0?
No, in the guest kernel.
> and this is my boot log for the DomU
initrd execution starts here..
> Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 478k
> Red Hat nash version 188.8.131.52 starting
> Mounting proc filesystem
> Mounting sysfs filesystem
> Creating /dev
> Creating initial device nodes
> Setting up hotplug.
> Creating block device nodes.
> Loading ehci-hcd.ko module
> Loading ohci-hcd.ko module
> Loading uhci-hcd.ko module
> USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
> Loading jbd.ko module
> Loading ext3.ko module
> Loading xenblk.ko module
Ok, so it hangs at loading xenblk? No further output?
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