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[Xen-users] Re: [Xen-devel] Re: Virtualization Test Day for F16 and Xen

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?

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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