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[Xen-ia64-devel] Xen Fails to Load on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 - SGI

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Subject: [Xen-ia64-devel] Xen Fails to Load on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 - SGI Altix 4700
From: James Young <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:37:46 +1000
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I am trying to set up Xen on an Altix 4700 Itanium 2 system. The system won't boot and stalls at the end of the following post:

ELILO boot: Uncompressing Linux...
Loading file initrd-2.6.18-194.17.4
Loading file vmlinuz-2.6.18-194.17.
Uncompressing... done
 __  __
 \ \/ /___ _ __
  \  // _ \ '_ \
  /  \  __/ | | |
 /_/\_\___|_| |_|

  _____  _   ____     _  ___  _  _
 |___ / / | |___ \   / |/ _ \| || |
   |_ \ | |   __) |__| | (_) | || |
  ___) || |_ / __/|__| |\__, |__
 |____(_)_(_)_____|  |_|  /_/   |_|

 University of Cambridge Computer L

 Xen version 3.1.2-194.17.4.el5 (mo
04 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48)) Wed Oct 20 1
 Latest ChangeSet: unavailable

(XEN) Xen command line: BOOT_IMAGE=

(XEN) xen image pstart: 0x604400000
(XEN) Xen patching physical address
(XEN) find_memory: efi_memmap_walk
(XEN) Before xen_heap_start: f00000
(XEN) After xen_heap_start: f000006
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6003000300
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6048000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6800000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x7000000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x1600300000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x1680000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x1700000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x2600300000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x2680000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x2700000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x3600300000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x3680000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x3700000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x4600300000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x4680000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x4700000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x5600300000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x5680000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x5700000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6600300000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6680000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6700000000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x67079c1d28
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x67079fac07
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x67079faffb
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6707a3e3da
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6707a3f115
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6707b80000
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6707bd9400
(XEN) Init boot pages: 0x6707be8000
(XEN) System RAM: 41310MB (42301520
(XEN) size of virtual frame_table:
(XEN) virtual machine to physical t
(XEN) max_page: 0x19c1efb3
(XEN) allocating frame table/mpt ta
(XEN) Xen heap: 10MB (10848kB)
(XEN) Domain heap initialised: DMA
(XEN) avail:0x1180c60000000000, sta
000, vm?0x0
(XEN) No VT feature supported.
(XEN) ACPI: Error parsing MADT - no
(XEN) SGI SAL version 1.54

                Altix IO Topology I

Serial Number:U0000073

----------- ------  ---------------
  0x0001     0x00   IBblade   001:1
  0x0001     0x01   PPB Device on 0
  0x0002     0x00   IBblade   001:1
  0x0011     0x00   P3Xblade  001:1
  0x0012     0x00   P3Xblade  001:1

SAL ACPI: generating DSDT...DONE.
SAL ACPI: generating SSDTs...DONE.

Startup just halts at this point and won't go any further. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




James Young
Managing Director


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