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Re: xen-4.5 on NetBSD/amd64-6.1.5

At Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:52:17 -0500, david l goodrich <dlg%dsrw.org@localhost> wrote:
Subject: xen-4.5 on NetBSD/amd64-6.1.5
> I just tried upgrading from xen 4.2 to 4.5, but my NetBSD domUs
> won't boot.  I am not having any luck tracking down a reason,
> does anyone have any pointers?

I had a lot of problems getting the new xl.cfg(5) parser to accept
old-style and now-deprecated "disk" and "vif" entries, but then again I
wasn't starting with existing working examples, and was making things up
without really knowing what would work.

Anyway, I would recommend converting to the new preferred style:

  disk = [
    'format=raw, vdev=0x1, access=rw, target=/dev/mapper/small-vm.router',

The syntax is still horrid -- I wish they had changed it to something
entirely new and simpler instead of this half-baked looks-like-python-
but-really-definitely-is-NOT-python mess that it is now.  (E.g. the way
the "target" parameter is hackishly parsed, or not parsed, if you will).

Also, run the create with lots of verbosity (xl -vvv create), and check
the Xen/dom0 console output too (dmesg && xl dmesg).  Those may give
more clues as to where the problem is occurring.

						Greg A. Woods
						Planix, Inc.

<woods%planix.com@localhost>       +1 250 762-7675        http://www.planix.com/

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