On Tue, 19 Jul 2011, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jul 2011, Boris Derzhavets wrote:
> > Alpha 2 already has Xen 4.1 packaged and ready for testing.
> > It appears to be known bug that HVM DomUs crash at Xen 4.1 Dom0 with different "pvops''
> > kernels ( in particular 3.0.0-5-generic Ubuntu) , but not only on Ubuntu .
> > Here is report for Fedora 15 :
> > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/xen/users/213049?nohighlight=1#213049
> > Ubuntu developers are pretty sure that Xen Host will be built with no problems.
> > Would it be possible to issue a patch for Xen 4.1 to fix the problem ?
> > Actually two distros are affected Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 11.10 ( maybe Debian - here
> > i am not sure )
> First we need to understand what the problem is. I wasn't aware of this
> issue before you started a thread yesterday and nothing meaningful
> appears in any of the logs posted.
> Now I am trying to reproduce the problem but so far I didn't have any
> luck: I am testing with the same kernel config and VM config you use
> with plain Linux 3.0.0 rc7, I tried both xen 4.1.0
and xen 4.1.1 but I
> still can start hvm guests with no troubles.
> However all my tests are on Debian 6.0.1, I am downloading alpha 2 to
> see if I can reproduce the bug there.
I managed to repro the issue on alpha 2.
These are the error logs that I get on the xen serial when starting an
(XEN) HVM1: HVM Loader
(XEN) io.c:194:d1 MMIO emulation failed @ 0018:9ffff: 00 e0 de be 00 83
(XEN) hvm.c:1099:d1 Triple fault on VCPU0 - invoking HVM system reset.
The problem appears to be hvmloader, in fact I replaced the hvmloader
that comes with ubuntu alpha 2 with the one I compiled myself out of xen
4.1.1 and everything worked as expected.
Do you have any patches to xen that might have broken hvmloader?