On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Sreeharsha
> Thanks Guys,
> I have installed netconsole of the server and waiting for the next restart
> A few things I noted while installing netconsole are:
> 1. The netconsole kernel module doesn't work on virtual interfaces.
> 2. The xend service when started will alter the network interfaces. In our
> setup, the real eth0 is changes as peth0 and the eth0 is made virtual. I
> assume this is done to pacify complaining programs whose setting are set to
> use eth0 by default.
> 3. For installing netconsole, use:
> /sbin/modprobe netconsole
> This setting is required because the xen created virtual interface
> eth0 doesn't support pooling. Only the real physical interface (peth0)
> supports it.
It will be better to increase console log level also.
> Thanks again for your responses. Will post the kernel crash errors if we
> observe any.
> Sree Harsha Totakura
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> Nick Anderson <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on 07/18/2009 12:47:41 AM:
>> Nick Anderson <nick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> 07/18/2009 12:47 AM
>> Luke S Crawford <lsc@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Sreeharsha Totakura <sreeharsha.totakura@xxxxxxx>, Xen User-List
>> Re: [Xen-users] Tools to take a kernel crash dump.
>> Luke S Crawford wrote:
>> > If, for whatever reason, you can't use a serial console, another user
>> > suggested netconsole. (I haven't gotten netconsole working on a
>> > kernel, but that is not to say it can't be done; I like serial
>> > so I didn't spend much time on netconsole) - the other downside of
>> > netconsole is that it's read only; fine for looking at your panics,
>> > it won't help you in the aforementioned 'I changed my firewall and
>> now I can't
>> > get in' case.
>> I have had netconsole working with a debian host. I never did get it
>> working in a domU though (I dont know if it would work the way
>> networking is done). Netconsole isnt too hard to setup but there is one
>> key point. You have to specify the mac address of the destination host.
>> Now if your destination host is not on the same subnet as you you need
>> to specify the mac of your gateway.
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