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[Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]

To: "Magenheimer, Dan \(HP Labs Fort Collins\)" <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxx>, "Yang, Fred" <fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
From: "Xu, Anthony" <anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 09:09:15 +0800
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Thread-topic: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
Please note, the meaning of the parameter is changed, you can refer to fred's 
original email.

For patched-xen, you should write elilo.conf like below
Initrd=rhinitrd.img (RHEL4.1)

I guess you would like to try it again.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins) [mailto:dan.magenheimer@xxxxxx]
>Sent: 2005年9月5日 5:25
>To: Yang, Fred; Xu, Anthony
>Cc: xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
>My testing of the xen patch didn't go very well...
>unpatched-xen with patched-elilo, booting RHEL3.2: OK
>unpatched-xen with patched-elilo, module=rhinitrd.img (RHEL4.1): domain0 loads,
>no root disk (OK)
>patched-xen with existing-elilo, booting RHEL3.2: fails to load domain0
>patched-xen with patched-elilo, module=rhinitrd.img (RHEL4.1): fails to load
>patched-xen with patched-elilo, booting RHEL3.2: fails to load domain0
>So it would appear that the xen patch is broken.
>I didn't try to debug, however the elilo verbose output does seem to indicate
>that it is loading "both" initrds (xenlinux and rhinitrd.img)
>One question: Is the xen patch (if it were working) intended to be
>backwards compatible?  E.g. should it work with both an unpatched
>elilo (booting RHEL3.2) and a patched elilo (booting either RHEL3.2
>or RHEL4.1)?  This would be highly desirable.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Yang, Fred [mailto:fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 3:34 PM
>> To: Yang, Fred; Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins); Xu, Anthony
>> Cc: xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: RE: [PATCH] Patch for loading module[2of2]
>> Attached is Xen/ia64 patch again Rev Xen-ia64-unstable.hg REV 6461
>> Signed-off-by Fred Yang <Fred.Yang@xxxxxxxxx>
>> -Fred
>> Yang, Fred wrote:
>> > Attached is patch for elilo to load Linux kernel as module.
>>  A readme
>> > is also attached.
>> > We should push patch & readme into
>> > xen-ia64-unstable.hg/xen/arch/ia64/tools
>> >
>> > Note the Xen patch will be followed in a separate mail.
>> Following is
>> > the required elilo.conf sample
>> >
>> >                image=xen.gz
>> >                         label=xen
>> >                         module=xenlinux            <==
>> uncompressed Dom0 image
>> >                         initrd=initrd-xenlinux.img <==
>> corresponding
>> >                         Dom0 initrd read-only
>> >                         append="com2=57600,8n1 console=com2
>> sched=bvt
>> > -- nomca console=ttyS1,576 00 console=tty0 root=/dev/sda3"
>> >
>> > The patch has been validated to boot xenLinux.  An initrd need to be
>> > built to match xenlinux & fully validated, though the
>> initrd file can
>> > be loaded successfully.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by Fred Yang <Fred.Yang@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >
>> > -Fred

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