[CentOS] XEN images and XFS don't seem to get along

Thu Oct 7 13:13:16 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Oct 7, 2010, at 6:44 AM, Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello listmates,
> It appears that on the second machine in a row (CentOS 5.5, 32 bit) if
> I am trying to place a VM into a file located in XFS the machine just
> hangs (the host machine, not the VM). If I place the VM in a raw
> device or in a file in ext3 all seems to work perfectly. Is that just
> a coincidence or is there a reason for this madness?

There may be a compatibility issue with the blocktap driver and XFS.

You could try an updated Xen hypervisor but I suspect the issue is with the CentOS Xen kernel driver.