[CentOS-virt] Fedora 12 domU will not boot kernel

Fri Jan 29 23:57:02 UTC 2010
Norman Gaywood <ngaywood at une.edu.au>

On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 03:45:15PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 10:08:25AM -0500, Tait Clarridge wrote:
> > > > Also please try running "xm console" for the guest and see what it does
> > > > and where it crashes..
> Make sure your domU kernel has these kernel cmdline options:
> "console=hvc0 earlyprintk=xen"

Do these options work with the F11 guest kernel (2.6.30) as well?

> Also, what hardware was this? There has been some fixes to the incorrect
> cpuid masking causing guest kernel crashes on new cpus, and some of
> those are fixed in upcoming EL 5.5 Xen.

Are these going to be in 5.4?

I'm running 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5xen and the fedora kernels for F11 and F12
are not very stable for me.  Dom0 is a Centos 5.4 2.6.18-164.9.1.el5xen

These fedora kernels seem to lockup (processes get stuck in D state)
whenever put under any load:


Yes, I tried a fedora 11 kernel on a fedora 12 system. This is the most
stable for me.

Here are some bugzilla entries (one posted by me) that point to this

kernel 2.6.31 processes lock up in D state

FC12 hangs under heavy disk I/O

Any help appreciated.
Norman Gaywood, Computer Systems Officer
University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia

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