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Re: [Xen-users] Opensolaris domU unable to get dhcp lease

  • To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Michael Ralston <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 02:50:56 -0700 (PDT)
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Just now after reset ADSL modem i've succeeded with dhcp lease ( just
once with unpatched kernel is enough) :-

To select desktop language, enter a number [default is 6]:
User selected: English
Configuring devices.
Mounting cdroms
Reading ZFS config: done.

opensolaris console login: jack
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.11      snv_111b        November 2008
jack@opensolaris:~$ mkdir .vnc   
jack@opensolaris:~$ cp .Xclients .vnc/stJul 19 02:38:08 opensolaris in.routed[785]: route --> nexthop is not directly connected
jack@opensolaris:~$ pfexec ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet netmask ff000000
xnf0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
        ether 0:16:3e:60:e8:fb
lo0: flags=2002000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv6,VIRTUAL> mtu 8252 index 1
        inet6 ::1/128
xnf0: flags=2004841<UP,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv6> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet6 fe80::216:3eff:fe60:e8fb/10
        ether 0:16:3e:60:e8:fb

Then before click on "REBOOT" button i will  drop to root shell :-

# beadm list
# beadm mount opensolaris /a
# export TERM=vt100
# vi /a/etc/system
set xnf:xnf_cksum_offload = 0
bootadm update-archive -R /a
# /a/usr/bin/shutdown -y -i0 -g0

All set

--- On Sun, 7/19/09, Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Boris Derzhavets <bderzhavets@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Opensolaris domU unable to get dhcp lease
To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Michael Ralston" <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 3:12 AM

It's well known bug - failure checksum offloading at xnf0.
Run tcpdump at any host on the LAN. Due to DHCPDISCOVER is a broadcast request you'll capture wrong udp packages.

Way to fix :-



2009/6/3 PGNet Dev :
> iiuc, i believe that'd be,
> pfexec svcadm disable network/physical:nwam && \
> pfexec svcadm enable  network/physical:default
> pfexec ifconfig xnf0 down
> pfexec ifconfig xnf0 netmask mtu 1492
> pfexec ifconfig xnf0 up
> pfexec route add default
> which i can/do @ installer time to use static IP assignements.  i just
> can't seem to get them to 'stick' or 'be happy' after reboot and xen,
> run-time launch.

Use the same commands with the installed system.

To make the settings permanent you also need:

echo netmask mtu 1492 > /etc/hostname.xnf0
rm /etc/dhcp.xnf0

echo > /etc/defaultrouter

Qoute ends

You also still have to disable checksum offloading at OSOL DomU :-

Add to /etc/system

set xnf:xnf_cksum_offload = 0

and reboot .


P.S. Personally, i was able to path throw initial install and just :-

Add to /etc/system
set xnf:xnf_cksum_offload = 0


--- On Sun, 7/19/09, Michael Ralston <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Michael Ralston <michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-users] Opensolaris domU unable to get dhcp lease
To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 1:26 AM

I'm running a ubuntu 9.04 64 bit dom0 with kernel and xen
3.4.0. My eth0 is bridged to br0 and to my guest VMs. The dom0 is
running a dhcp server on br0 which is able to provide leases to
physical machines on eth0, and also to a windows xp domU which is
bridged to br0. However my open solaris 2009.6 domU is unable to
obtain a dhcp lease.

On the opensolaris side I can see this:
michael@opensolaris:~$ pfexec ifconfig xnf0 dhcp start
ifconfig: xnf0: wait timed out, operation still pending...

With tcpdump I can see the dhcp request coming in br0, but no dhcp
offer going back out.

In the syslog of my dom0 I can see this when the opensolaris domU
requests a lease:
==> syslog <==
Jul 19 15:20:03 allendale dhcpd: 19 bad udp checksums in 37 packets

This also occurs with xen 3.3.0

Anyone had a similar problem? Any ideas what could be causing this?

-- Michael

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