On Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 8:53, Roger Pau Monné wrote: > On 09/10/13 13:49, Mark Felder wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 9, 2013, at 2:46, Roger Pau Monné wrote: > >> On 09/10/13 08:18, Shanker Balan wrote: > >>> On 08-Oct-2013, at 9:19 PM, Mark Felder <f...@freebsd.org> wrote: > >>> > >>>> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013, at 9:45, Josias L.G wrote: > >>>>> Problem with Citrix Xen 6.2 and install from ISO. The "solution" was > >>>>> remove cd-rom drive from virtual machine. Not possible now with xen > >>>>> default in GENERIC kernel. > >>>>> Message error: > >>>>> run_interrupt_driven_hooks - still waiting after 300 seconds for > >>>>> xenbusb_nop_confighook_cb > >>>>> panic: run_interrupt_driven_config_hooks: waited too long > >>>>> > >>>> > >>>> I was going to test this soon... but you're right -- you probably can't > >>>> install FreeBSD 10 from ISO on Citrix XenServer because of this bug. > >>>> > >>>> Can someone working on the xen bits test and maybe find a workaround? > >>> > >>> The "xenbusb_nop_confighook_cb" issue is the only issue which I am aware > >>> of that prevents CloudStack/XenServer IaaS private clouds from offering > >>> FreeBSD 10 as a supported OS template. The "vbd-destroy" workaround is not > >>> possible as the ISO is attached to the VM instance during the > >>> installation. > >>> > >>> A "please pretty please" request to @citrix R&D for the hopefully last fix > >>> to get FreeBSD 10 running on XenServer+CloudStack. > >>> > >>> The earlier HyperV related panic on XenServer has been fixed in ALPHA5. > >> > >> Hello, > >> > >> I've taken a look into this and I'm afraid there's no easy way to > >> workaround it from FreeBSD. When Xen is detected all IDE devices are > >> disconnected, and there's no fine grained way to only disable IDE disks > >> and not cdrom devices. > >> > >> Could you please contact your XenServer representative, and/or submit > >> this bug to xs-devel (xs-de...@lists.xenserver.org) mailing lists in > >> order to get this fixed on XenServer. > >> > > > > Citrix is aware of this as I've contacted several people there and this > > has been discussed both here and on the xs-devel list. There has to be > > something FreeBSD can do to work around this issue since Linux and > > NetBSD have no issues. > > Linux and NetBSD have no issues because you probably only tried them on > PV mode, which doesn't exhibit this issue (also NetBSD doesn't have > PVHVM support, so it's quite clear it won't have this issue). > > > As far as I'm aware the issue has been tracked > > down to badly behaving qemu in XenServer -- they don't use upstream qemu > > in XenServer (yet), and instead have their own fork. A future release is > > supposed to merge with upstream qemu. > > The main problem here is that XenServer announces a PV block device on > xenstore (the cdrom), but then it seems like there's no backend to > handle it, so it hangs on the connection phase. IMHO the problem is not > with the device model (Qemu), but with the backend that should handle > this PV device. > > Xen only allows you to either disable all IDE devices or none, so the > only possible solution I can think of is to not disable anything at all > and use the emulated devices, which will leave us with very poor > performance (unless I'm missing something, there's no way to only > disable disks but not cdroms). > > > But the fact remains that this is a non-issue on Linux and NetBSD who > > handle this buggy virtual CDROM without any problems. There has to be > > some way we can add a quirk on our side so this device doesn't stop the > > entire boot process. If FreeBSD 10 is released without out-of-the-box > > support on the premier commercial Xen platform we'll be shooting > > ourselves in the foot and all of this work will be for naught. Amazon > > isn't the only Xen platform people use. > > You can always use the pre-build VM images I guess (I have not tested > those, but I expect they should work fine under Xen). > > ftp://ftp.nl.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/VM-IMAGES/20131007/10.0-ALPHA5/amd64/ >
Thanks for the reply and further details. I'm hoping I can import the VM image onto a 6.2 server today and see what happens. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-xen To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-xen-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"