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Re: "Normal" kernel being before the Xen hypervisor in Squeeze


Am Sonntag, den 12.12.2010, 14:18 +0800 schrieb Thomas Goirand:
> > I'm saying this is not RC in my opinion, it's wishlist.  The rest is up
> > to the grub maintainers.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Julien
> For me, it's a grave regression that can put a production environment
> into big troubles, and it would deserved a RC for me, but because:
> - of Julien's opinion
> - that the RT should have the final word
> - that I respect this view
> - that delaying Squeeze just for this might not be a good idea
> - not everyone really cares much about Xen in Debian
> ... then I sent my report as a wishlist as requested.

I also agree that this needs to be resolved before the release and in my
opinion this bugs severity should be at least important, if not critical
because it will "break" Xen dom0 functionality of existing systems when
they are upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze.

Of course this could be "fixed" by the user of the package by selecting
an appropriate GRUB_DEFAULT value, but this is likely to break if new
kernel versions are installed.

The appropriate fix is very simple, just rename /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen
to /etc/grub.d/09_linux_xen or some other number in the range of 06-09.

A workaround which will work, even if new kernel versions or grub
upgrades are installed, the user can create a
symlink /etc/grub.d/09_linux_xen wich points
to /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen. (This of course will result in duplicate
grub menuentries for Xen, but should not hurt otherwise.) 


Thomas Schmidt, Debian VDR Team

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