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Re: [Xen-devel] Multiple Xen Guests

On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 14:00, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > Has any one successfully brought up more than 16 (15 + DOM0) Xen guests?
> > 
> > After the 15th additional guest, xi_create just fails. Is there a way to
> > get more output? 
> I've successfully started 129 domains, but it was some time ago
> and its not totally inconceivable that things could have rotted.
> You're not simply running out of memory are you? I'm afraid the
> error codes on failure aren't very helpful -- its something that
> we'd certainly like to fix.

The machine has 2GB of memory, how much memory did 129 guests require? 

> BTW: What are you using as root file systems for these domains?
> (not that it effects xi_create).

Raw partitions on two SCSI disks.

> Have you tried using the new tools in the unstable tree? They may
> give better error messages...

No, unfortunately I can never get enough time on the machine to do
experiment with new versions. Maybe I can squeak in a couple of hours
tonight and see where I get.


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