This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


Re: [Xen-users] Module error in mkinitrd

To: Jeff McCune <mccune@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Module error in mkinitrd
From: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:01:08 -0500
Cc: Xen User List <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Delivery-date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:01:32 +0000
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <436F73C7.30902@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
List-help: <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-users@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
References: <1131206134.2633.6.camel@localhost> <436F73C7.30902@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 10:33 -0500, Jeff McCune wrote:
> John A. Sullivan III wrote:
> > We are happily running xen on a server which uses a SATA driver (thank
> > you all you xenists for producing such a great product).  However, we
> > are creating a custom kernel for a domU.  When we attempt to run
> > mkinitrd we get:
> > 
> > No module ata_piix found for kernel, aborting.
> > 
> > This is the SATA driver.  In the past (xen 2.0.5), we simply ran make
> > ARCH=xen menuconfig and told it to build a module for the low level scsi
> > driver for ata_piix.  That was simply to eliminate the error as I do not
> > think the domU actually needs the SATA driver.
> > 
> This is a configuration issue with mkinitrd.  Configuring mkinitrd to
> exclude modules you don't need in domU's should fix this issue.
> Remember, you're building an initial ram disk for a domU and not dom0,
> so you don't need many modules.

That's what I would have thought.  Pardon my ignorance but how does one
configure mkinitrd to exclude these modules? Thanks - John
John A. Sullivan III
Open Source Development Corporation
+1 207-985-7880

Financially sustainable open source development

Xen-users mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>