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Re: Xen status in lenny?

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 08:57:40PM -0300, André Luís Lopes wrote:
> Bastian Blank escreveu:
> > On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 06:52:38PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:

Next try:

> >> Checksums:
| facc08ef408b745052189d99e971ee0d0c01450c  linux-headers-2.6.26-1-xen-686_2.6.26-6_i386.deb
| e819d7a6d849b738f39c4988b1f6c722f81eb5e1  linux-headers-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64_2.6.26-6_amd64.deb
| 7b8659fd984f8a1711fd5324bed20ad5b3f168bc  linux-image-2.6.26-1-xen-686_2.6.26-6_i386.deb
| 7e01af430254ac90203fcf4c0ba7bf49ca9c7e4d  linux-image-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64_2.6.26-6_amd64.deb
| e2b3ea5a57d3dfe89defe57c595a5a7f0025bbbc  linux-modules-2.6.26-1-xen-686_2.6.26-6_i386.deb
| 73e9bb968768e2920735f7eb77fd9667f0ffce20  linux-modules-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64_2.6.26-6_amd64.deb
| 07ef8c3b6c4e2496afd3fc86347f5cf640a644f9  xen-linux-system-2.6.26-1-xen-686_2.6.26-6_i386.deb
| ddfd7db322b8540cb0f606f974758e883d416a67  xen-linux-system-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64_2.6.26-6_amd64.deb

>    It seems the problem is that xen-linux-system-2.6.26-1-xen-686
> depends on xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-i386-pae | xen-hypervisor-3.1-1-i386-pae
> but unstable doesn't have these packages. Unstable has only
> xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-i386 and it doesn't provide
> xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-i386-pae.

Yes. Fixed in the new packages.

>    Anyway, I tried booting the dom0 provided by your
> linux-image-2.6.26-1-xen-686_2.6.26-6_i386.deb package and the machine
> actually came up. I couldn't install any tool for creating VM later
> (xen-tools, virtinst, virt-manager, etc) as the package dependency
> systems were all trying to "fix" my system after the problem left by the
> error reported earlier on this message when installing these packages.

You could have just removed xen-linux-system-* as it is only a meta
package without actual functionality.

>    However, I noticed the Xen kernel giving some WARNINGs when i booted
> it and later asking me to install a "xen-friendly" version of
> glibc/libc6 or moving my /lib/tls to /lib/tls.disabled unless I wanted
> to my system to become slow.

Yes. I removed that warning now as it makes more grief than good and is
not included in the paravirt_ops implementation.

>    What I noticed, as the boot message said, was that the system became
> really slow after I booted the Xen kernel. Running aptitude took two or
> three times more time than running it under a non Xen-enabled kernel,
> for example.

This is the result of a bug in libc6-xen, set the following in
| hwcap 1 nosegneg
and run ldconfig. See #499366.

>    I don't know if it was some mistake I did (probably), but it would be
> nice if you could tell me if I should have done my testing in any other
> way. I'll probably have a QuadCore machine at work which I could test it
> in the next two or three days, so I woul be glad to test it there.

I would appriciate any possible testing.


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