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Re: [Xen-devel] pvgrub boot problems

To: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, M A Young <m.a.young@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] pvgrub boot problems
From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:35:50 -0700
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On 04/06/2010 04:19 PM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
Ok. The ground reason of all that is this:

shutdown_kbdfront: error changing state device/vkbd/0/state to 5: ENOENT

The MiniOS kbdfront driver can not stop the backend because xenstore
doesn't let it set the state to closing. I fail to understand how the
ENOENT error could happen (but not for the fb part!), and don't really
have the time to investigate further inside the meandres of xenstore...

Well, a solution that would work fine for me is if pvgrub could be told to ignore the pvfb. I find it pretty annoying to have to switch to a vnc viewer to boot, and it would be easier to do it on the xen console (though I can see that wouldn't be universally true).


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