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Re: [Xen-users] Always losing the console output after "Scrubbing free R

To: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Always losing the console output after "Scrubbing free RAM"
From: Martin Cracauer <cracauer@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 20:54:43 -0400
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Fajar A. Nugraha wrote on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 09:47:37AM +0700: 
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Martin Cracauer<cracauer@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Setup:
> > - pxelinux diskless boot
> > - Debian's build of Xen 3.4 hypervisor
> > - Debian's kernel vmlinuz-2.6.30-1-amd64 which explicitly says it has
> >  Xen support in (and matching initrd and all three of xen, kernel and
> >  initrd are loaded fine according to the output I see).
> > - also tried my own which also has about the same Xen options on 
> > (no
> >  initrd).  Same results.
> One at a time :D
> Were you able to get Xen to run succesfully with local boot? If not,
> try it. At least that would help determine whether the problem is
> Xen/Debian setup, or in mboot/pxe.

I prepared a regular disk and booted from grub, on the K8T800 chipset
machine and on a NForce machine.  Same result, the console disappears
after "scrubbing free RAM" and never comes back.  No change in
symptoms between pxelinux and grub boots.

I would really appreciate it if you could give these questions a try:

1) if I had a dum0 kernel that's just unsuitable (code or config),
what would the symptoms of trying to boot it be?

2) who's printing "scrubbing free ram", the hypervisor or dom0?

2b) speaking of who's printing what, at this point is there any sign
that dom0 even started doing some work?

Martin Cracauer <cracauer@xxxxxxxx>   http://www.cons.org/cracauer/

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