[CentOS-virt] NIC Stability Problems Under Xen 4.4 / CentOS 6 / Linux 3.18

Kevin Stange

kevin at steadfast.net
Mon Jan 30 20:41:15 UTC 2017

On 01/30/2017 02:15 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 01/30/2017 12:59 PM, Kevin Stange wrote:
>> On 01/30/2017 03:18 AM, Jinesh Choksi wrote:
>>>> Are there other kernel options that might be useful to try?
>>> pci=nomsi
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1521173/comments/13
>> Incidentally, already found that one and I'm trying it currently on one
>> of the boxes.  So far there's been no issues, but it's only been since
>> Friday.
>> Also, I found this:
>> https://xen.crc.id.au/support/guides/install/
>> There's a 4.4 kernel here built for Xen Dom0, which I'm giving a whirl
>> to see how stable it is, also only since Friday.  I'm not using anything
>> else he's packaged from his repo.
>> On a related note, does the SIG have plans to replace the 3.18 kernel
>> which is marked as projected EOL of January 2017
>> (https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html)?
> I am currently working on a 4.4 kernel as a replacement for the 3.18
> kernel.  I have it working well no el7, but not yet working well on el6.
>  I hope to have something to release in the first 2 weeks of Feb. for
> testing.

What kind of issues are you having with 4.4?  Since I'm testing that
"Xen Made Easy" build of 4.4, are there any things I should watch out
for?  Might be worth looking at what he did for his builds to see if
that helps get yours working better.


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