[CentOS-virt] New 4.9.11-22 kernels and linux-firmware packages to test in xen-testing for CentOS-6 and CentOS-7

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Mon Feb 27 22:21:30 UTC 2017

Hello, is this kernel is also for KVM hosts? If not, will be? I use 
elrepo now...

T.Weyergraf wrote:
> Hi
> So far, I did some preliminary testing using nested virt:
> host(L0): Fedora 25, kernel-4.9.11-200, kvm+qemu
> Guest(L1): CentOS 7 Xen-4.6.3-7, kernel-4.9.11-22
> So far, at least the L1 setup had no issues. I'll need to pull L1
> guest-storage from backup to test some L2 guests.
> Likewise, I try to allocate two blades at work for tests on real
> metal. Our standard-tests include starting CentOS-5/6/7 guests and
> migrate them around. I hope to get this done next week, but I need
> company approval for that, which seems doable, as we use Xen4CentOS in
> production :)
> Running diverse CentOS versions and some Windows Server guests and
> being capable of migrating the whole shebang around from machine to
> machine is our daily use case. That includes PV, HVM+PV and PVHVM
> guest types, which is pretty comprehensive to me.
> Let me know, if you are interested in more detailed
> settings/setup/tests and I will see, what I can run.
> Rest assured, that this work is much needed and appreciated. We run
> almost 1000 virtual machines on about 70 blades using Xen4CentOS since
> day 1. This new kernel gives us the latest drivers in Dom0, something
> which is highly desired, as we are seeing issues occasionally, like
> bnx2x oops-ing on broadcom 10G interfaces.
> Regards,
> Thomas
> On 02/27/2017 02:00 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> On 02/21/2017 11:40 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> I have pushed some new kernels and linux-firmware packages to the
>>> xen-testing repos for both CentOS-6 and CentOS-7. The CentOS-7 packages
>>> may take a few hours to make it to the repo.
>>> The CentOS-6 repo also contains a newer xfsprogs as that is required
>>> with newer kernels 
>>> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1314605).
>>> This kernel (and supplementary xfsprogs, linux-firmware) are scheduled
>>> to be the replacements for the 3.18.x LTS tree that has gone EOL from
>>> Kernel.org. We can maintain the 4.9 LTS tree until January 2019
>>> (https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html).
>>> We have added in blktap2 support to this kernel, please test that
>>> functionality if you need it, it seems to be working to me.
>>> We really need people to test this kernel and associated packages
>>> thoroughly so we can find and fix issues before release.
>>> Please post any issues or questions on this list.
>> OK, just tagged 4.9.13-22.el7 (and .el6) to the testing repos for xen on
>> c6 and c7 as this fixes the new dccp kernel issue.
>> Only have one person reporting good tests so far. We need more testing
>> or we risk to breaking people's systems when we release later.
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