[CentOS-virt] More than 32G on memory in a domU guest?

Norman Gaywood ngaywood at une.edu.au
Tue Jun 28 19:41:18 EDT 2011


I must be missing something obvious. I have a large domU guest:

dom0# cat /etc/xen/turing 
name = "turing"
uuid = "8d3383a0-f0ae-f0b1-215d-c2e04115e9fe"
maxmem = 40000
memory = 40000
vcpus = 12
bootloader = "/usr/bin/pygrub"
kernel = "/var/lib/xen/boot_kernel.nrTJko"
ramdisk = "/var/lib/xen/boot_ramdisk.y6Gcn9"
extra = "ro root=/dev/mapper/SYSTEM-root SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16
LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 KEYTABLE=us console=hvc0 earlyprintk=xen"
on_poweroff = "destroy"
on_reboot = "restart"
on_crash = "restart"
vfb = [ "type=vnc,vncunused=1,keymap=en-us" ]
disk = [ "phy:/dev/VM/system,xvda,w", "phy:/dev/VM/home,xvdb,w" ]
vif = [ "mac=00:16:3e:7d:d0:91,bridge=xenbr0,script=vif-bridge,vifname=vif3.0" ]

dom0# xm list
Name                                      ID Mem(MiB) VCPUs State Time(s)
Domain-0                                   0     3907    16 r----- 66831.9
turing                                     1    40000    12 r----- 1842736.7

So it looks like I should have 40G of memory available to my guest. The
guest boots like this (from /etc/grub.conf of guest):

title Fedora (2.6.35.13-92.fc14.x86_64)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.13-92.fc14.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/SYSTEM-root SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 KEYTABLE=us console=hvc0 earlyprintk=xen
	initrd /initramfs-2.6.35.13-92.fc14.x86_64.img

However, the guest reports this:

domU# grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo 
MemTotal:       32870604 kB

What did I miss?


Additional info:

dom0# xm info
host                   : neumann.une.edu.au
release                : 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5xen
version                : #1 SMP Tue May 31 14:02:29 EDT 2011
machine                : x86_64
nr_cpus                : 16
nr_nodes               : 1
sockets_per_node       : 4
cores_per_socket       : 4
threads_per_core       : 1
cpu_mhz                : 2132
hw_caps                : bfebfbff:20100800:00000000:00000940:000ce33d:00000000:00000001
total_memory           : 65534
free_memory            : 20354
node_to_cpu            : node0:0-15
xen_major              : 3
xen_minor              : 1
xen_extra              : .2-238.12.1.el5
xen_caps               : xen-3.0-x86_64 xen-3.0-x86_32p hvm-3.0-x86_32 hvm-3.0-x86_32p hvm-3.0-x86_64 
xen_pagesize           : 4096
platform_params        : virt_start=0xffff800000000000
xen_changeset          : unavailable
cc_compiler            : gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-50)
cc_compile_by          : mockbuild
cc_compile_domain      : centos.org
cc_compile_date        : Tue May 31 13:13:40 EDT 2011
xend_config_format     : 2


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Norman Gaywood, Computer Systems Officer
University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia

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