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[Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-users] Why xen 3.4.x doesn't works on server with t

To: Albert <forall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-users] Why xen 3.4.x doesn't works on server with this controler Symbios Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:15:39 +0300
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On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:22:03PM +0200, Albert wrote:
> I'm testing now xen 3.4.1(stable) and I testing before when is come a 
> stable. I'm having problem with controller driver, he can't load itself 
> properly so the system isn't booting. The system is debian 5.0 with 
> kernel 2.6.26-2-xen from distribution  the problem occure with both kernels
> ouput from debian 5.0/kernel 2.6.26-2-xen/xen-3.4.1

Debian 2.6.26-2-xen is known to be buggy with newer hypervisors..

> My pci controller: 01:00.0  SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios 
>  Logic SAS1064ET PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 04)
> If anyone had the same problem with mtpsas driver and xen 3.4. What has 
> been changed so it's not working on upper xen version.
>  The problem doesn't occure with xen 3.3.x

.. you could try manually updating to a newer mptsas driver version.

Or then try using linux-2.6.18-xen dom0 kernel? That's the official
supported/tested dom0 kernel for Xen 3.4.x. 

-- Pasi

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