Subject: Xen3 DomU spins 100% busy during console access
To: None <>
From: Simon Truss <>
List: port-xen
Date: 12/03/2006 16:43:32

I was in vim in insert mode and just pasted a large selection into the 
xenconsole - instant busy lockup. Once I figured out what caused it I 
was able to repeat this 5 out of 5 times.

I tried this with small simple lines and was never able to lockup the 
console. I have however managed to to cause this lockup by pasting less 
than 1KB of data, and then pasting more in small pieces until it exceeds 
1KB. I have no idea why 1KB might be a magic number but perhaps its a hint.

lastly I also had a similar lockup by just connecting to the console 
with 'xm console test1' no copy paste with the mouse at all.

this is an intel HT core, both Dom0 and DomU running 4.99.4 from Nov28 
daily builds.