On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 02:23:15PM +1000, Virgil wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jun 2010 05:34:34 am M A Young wrote:
> > On Wed, 2 Jun 2010, Virgil wrote:
> > > Just doing an rpmbuild on:
> > > 
> > > xen-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64
> > > 
> > > and I get this error towards the end:
> > > 
> > > Processing files: xen-debuginfo-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64
> > > Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files
> > > /root/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/xen-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64
> > > 
> > > error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
> > >   /etc/hotplug/xen-backend.agent
> > 
> > If you actually got some RPMs built then you should be able to use them.
> > It looks like you might have the hotplug package installed (current Fedora
> > doesn't have this package) and xen is trying to set things up accordingly.
> > 
> > If you didn't get any RPMs I did a test build of xen-4.0.0-0.7.fc12 at
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=2225738 for rawhide
> > that you might be able to use.
> > 
> >     Michael Young
> 
> OK have rebuilt the machine from the ground up. DVD install then `yum update`
> 
> What works:
> 
> xendom0-97/xen-4.0.0 runs most domU images (not WinXP - runs for a while then 
> locks up). Even the old FC6 domUs run well.
> 

Anything in "xm log" when the WinXP locks up? or "xm dmesg" ? or in 
/var/log/xen/*

> What doesn't:
> 
> xendom0-105/xen-4.0.0 crashes and burns badly with a pv32fc12 domU (so badly 
> the keyboard lights blink in pain. Reset button required. Lots and lots of 
> hypervisorish stuff all over the screen. Very likely the cause is noted in 
> there somewhere). 
> 

Please set up a serial console so you can capture the full boot and error/crash 
messages:
http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenSerialConsole

A couple of questions:

- Do you have "nomodeset" parameter for the dom0 kernel? 
- Did you limit dom0 memory to, say, 1024 MB ?

http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenBestPractices


> Not tested:
> xen-3.4.3 with either kernel. Is this version of Xen more likely to react in 
> a 
> more stable manner? Or is this a kernel thing?
> 

You can try. I'd guess it's the dom0 kernel, and not Xen itself.

-- Pasi

> ????????? Xen-fc12
>     ????????? xen-3.4.3
>     ???   ????????? xen-3.4.3-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-devel-3.4.3-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-doc-3.4.3-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-hypervisor-3.4.3-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-libs-3.4.3-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-runtime-3.4.3-2.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ????????? xen-4.0.0
>     ???   ????????? xen-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.src.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-debuginfo-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-devel-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-doc-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-hypervisor-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-libs-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? xen-runtime-4.0.0-0.7.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ????????? xendom0-105
>     ???   ????????? kernel-2.6.32.14-1.2.105.xendom0.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? kernel-devel-2.6.32.14-1.2.105.xendom0.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ???   ????????? kernel-firmware-2.6.32.14-1.2.105.xendom0.fc12.noarch.rpm
>     ???   ????????? kernel-headers-2.6.32.14-1.2.105.xendom0.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>     ????????? xendom0-97
>         ????????? kernel-2.6.32.11-1.2.97.xendom0.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>         ????????? kernel-devel-2.6.32.11-1.2.97.xendom0.fc12.x86_64.rpm
>         ????????? kernel-firmware-2.6.32.11-1.2.97.xendom0.fc12.noarch.rpm
>         ????????? kernel-headers-2.6.32.11-1.2.97.xendom0.fc12.x86_64.rpm
> 
> Cheers
> V
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