[Xen-devel] Re: Virtualization Test Day for F16 and Xen
pasik at iki.fi
Thu Sep 22 09:47:57 UTC 2011
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 06:59:57PM -0400, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 03:46:31PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> > On 09/21/2011 01:03 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > >>>> 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!
> > > I filled Bug 740378 - F16: Can't use keyboard when installing F16-Alpha under Xen (regression) as guest
> > > which is pretty descripting what is below.
> > >
> > > Also adding in Jeremy's workaround in it.
> > Though I couldn't repro the general problems I was having - I later did
> > a clean F14 install with no problems. So I don't really know what's
> > going on here; I might try another F16 hvm install to see how it goes.
> > But there is a bona-fide bug that F16 doesn't include xen-platform-pci
> > by default in its initramfs, so it ends up unplugging its emulated
> > devices without discovering the PV ones to replace them...
> Can you open a BZ at bugzilla.redhat.com please?
Also should we change the default xen-platform-pci to =y in upstream Linux
.config to avoid having problems with every distro ?
> It might need to be assigned to the kernel team.
> > > Besides that, there is also
> > > 738085 - Patch to reduce spurious Xen entries in grub menu
> > >
> > > which has a patch to fix the grub2 menu-thingy..
> > I'd noticed that - though at present I haven't managed to get F16 Xen to
> > boot in an hvm domain (it hangs when setting up interrupts in the nested
> > dom0).
> > J
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