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Re: [Xen-devel] sidecar (hvm shim) creation script

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 01:07:33PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> The attached script works for me.  I have been testing it with a
> Citrix pvshim shim series and a shim binary that Wei passed me under
> the table.  It makes a bootable HVM guest config for a PV guest.
> Things that I see are wrong:
>  * My guest is trying to balloon up but due to the extra memory used
>    by the shim it can't.  I hope Amazon's vixen series has some kind
>    of bodge for this ?

I don't think they do anything special in that regard. They probably
don't use ballooning or don't care.

>  * I see this message when I create the domain:
>      xc: error: ERROR: Not a Xen-ELF image: No ELF notes or '__xen_guest'
>      section found: Invalid kernel
>    which I hope is something to do with the shim series (which
>    I also built my tools from) or the shim binary I am using.

That's some extraneous output. Not critical.

> I don't know what the default shim path should be.

Along side the hvmloader? We can treat it as a firmware.


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