Virtualization Test Day for F16 and Xen

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Sep 15 22:38:09 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-15 at 10:10 -0500, W. Michael Petullo wrote:
> >> There are known bugs in FC15/FC16 that have been filled some time ago that
> >> folks will sadly run into: 728775, 658387  and 668063
> >> 
> >> Fortunatly the bugs have patches attached and the files to be modified are shell scripts.
> > Yep, links here:
> > 
> >
> The Fedora update system reports this is fixed in grub2-1.99-6.fc16.
> >
> Peter Jones submitted a new grubby package yesterday. This seems to fix
> bug #658387 (i.e., new-kernel-pkg creates a Dom0-style grub.cfg entry
> if /etc/sysconfig/kernel contains "HYPERVISOR=/boot/xen.gz").
> I have not yet tested this on Fedora 16. However, I did test on Fedora
> 15. In this case, bug #668063 is still in effect. That is, grubby creates
> most of a GRUB record, but the "module initramfs-..." entry is missing.
> Has anyone yet tested this new grubby package on Fedora 16 yet? Does
> using GRUB 2 makes #668063 irrelevant?
> >
> I just added some more description to this bug.

So, there's a meta-point here: we currently 'require' Beta releases to
boot as guests on Xen hosts:

"The release must boot successfully as a virtual guest in a situation
where the virtual host is running a supported Xen implementation"

I really don't have much knowledge of Xen and haven't followed this
discussion closely, but do any currently-known bugs prevent this? If so,
please flag them up so they can be considered as Beta blockers...thanks!
Adam Williamson
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