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Re: bnx driver in 5.99.7 panics under xen 3.3.1
Mike Bowie wrote:
> Martti Kuparinen wrote:
>> Mike Bowie wrote:
>>>> I remember having strange issues with a 4GB ram dell 2950 and xen
>>>> The dom0 kernel would segfault unless I reduce the amount of ram seen by
>>>> the xen kernel using mem=3072M on the xen.gz boot line (xen.gz did see
>>>> something like 3200M as it's a 32bit kernel).
>>>> A supermicro server also with 4GB ram didn't have troubles with the same
>>>> xen and dom0 kernels.
>>> It would appear that adding the mem restriction to Xen did the trick. I
>> I had similar problems with our Dell PowerEdge 860 with 4 GB RAM. That
>> "fix" really SHOULD be documented in our howto
> Hi Martti,
> The issue isn't quite resolved at my end. I'm afraid dom0 has only
> booted for me twice now, it seems to stall once the kernel passes to
> init. It's entirely possible that it's a separate issue, but I've not
> managed to figure anything out at all just yet.
> That said, the howto would certainly benefit from some notes on using
> boot vs grub and a mention that reducing Xen's RAM may resolve similar
Sorry for the steady stream of noise, but I found this morning that the
init process is actually progressing, albeit *extremely* slowly. It
took about four hours to get so far as to bring up the network
interface. It's at about eleven hours now and it still hasn't started sshd.
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