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Re: [Xen-users] Re: VMWare and xen comparison

To: Gerd Knorr <kraxel@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Re: VMWare and xen comparison
From: Gerd Knorr <kraxel@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 13:18:52 +0100
Cc: Black Dew <bdew@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, ian.pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Charles Duffy <cduffy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Gerd Knorr wrote:
parted isn't very happy with the xvd disks because the ioctls to inform the kernel about partition layout changes don't work on these (yet?),

I'd have thought that would be a trivial patch. Please could someone
take a look.

It's fixed meanwhile (last time I tried was a few weeks ago), I've noticed yesterday after writing the mail while trying to find a fix ;)

Uhm, well, seems there _is_ some problem. The kernel or parted seems to be unhappy in case you boot with a zero'ed virtual hard disk, maybe due to missing geometry information or something like that. When booting with some partition table adding and removing partitions at runtime works ok.



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