[CentOS-virt] Beta CentOS 7 Xen packages available

Tue Sep 8 11:09:38 UTC 2015
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 10:12 PM, T.Weyergraf <T.Weyergraf at virtfinity.de> wrote:
> On 06/17/2015 04:24 PM, George Dunlap wrote:
>> At long last, I'd like to announce beta packages for CentOS 7,
>> available from the community build system.
> Great to see Xen coming to CentOS 7 !
> I gave the virtx7-44-testing packages a spin on a fresh CentOS 7 install
> (legacy boot, no efi, as there is no xen.efi). However, I was not able to
> start any HVM or PVHVM guests. Upon create, the DomU was setup but did not
> do anything, but instead entered a reboot-loop (Dom ID was increased, but no
> boot output. No bootloader output on the console, despite everything in the
> guest setup to display on serial console). The exact same guests worked fine
> with Xen4CentOS xen+kernel packages for CentOS6.
> Note, that PV DomUs run fine (tested with CentOS5).

Oh -- you know, not sure how I completely missed this.  Anyway, yes,
the issue was that the original Xen packages were using the CentOS
core version of seabios, which includes a patch which breaks Xen HVM.
In -candidate I've built a new version of seabios, which (as you've
seen) now works.