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Re: amd64 xen3_dom0 failing to boot - stalls (generic boots fine)
Sarton O'Brien wrote:
> Hey all,
> It seems the latest update has caused my first ever stalled boot with no
> The system is a dell sc430 running amd64 xen3. The system is completely
> up-to-date (current) as of an hour ago. It has been running amd64 xen3
> almost since amd64 became usable with xen. The configuration is pretty
> standard/basic, I'm almost positive it's not a config issue unless
> something config related changed recently (between .5 and .7).
> When booting, it gets up to 'trying ffs' then stalls. I removed log from
> fstab and it seemed to get slightly further but it may just have been
> coincidence as I believe it managed to get a little further previously
> with no change to any files.
> A generic kernel boots fine and has no issues at all.
> Any ideas?
> dom0 is being allocated ~256MB fyi.
> I should probably note that I believe I witnessed the same problem
> within a current amd64 domu as well, before I rebooted the dom0.
> Please CC this address on replies as it's not subscribed to either list.
> If there is more information required please ask. Any assistance
It's a long shot, but at face value, you might be seeing something like
what I've just had with a new PE 2970, which was an interrupt storm from
one of USB interfaces. If you can boot on a serial console, add -c to
the NetBSD section of your boot loader and "disable ohci", see if that
In my case the remote machine has a DRAC card, so everything is serial
See http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-xen/2009/02/03/msg004728.html for
the more complete resolution.
Might give you a starting point.
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