Subject: Re: end_request: I/O error, dev sda1, sector 1236704
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: pierre-philipp braun <>
List: port-xen
Date: 06/19/2007 11:35:33
Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> This one came from, but I did some SLES9sp3 on my own and 
>> had the same problem (also in a fixed size ext3 file, using 
>> e2fsprogs/mkfs.ext3 -F).
> And what does du -h report on these files ?
> ls -l won't tell if a file is sparce or not.

ok the image is sparse.  for my information, how to create 
sparse images anyway (possibly without xen-create-image) ?

I just did a fresh gentoo and the filesystem behaves nicely (simple dd 
if=/dev/zero of=gentoo.ext3 bs=1024k count=2000).  So I'll recheck the 
SLES9sp3 issue at work.

Many thanks

something else, when I used to reboot a linux domU, the guest was kept 
alive, rebooting itself.  Now (since 3.1?) I need to xm create it again. 
  any hint/idea ?