Re: xen-tools freezes (debootstrap)
On Tue May 22, 2007 at 23:01:08 +0200, Lars wrote:
> I'm running a Debian Etch xen-server and I'm having problem with the
> xen-tools are freezing up when i create DomU's and i have to reboot.
That's not good.
> But it happens randomly, sometimes I can create DomU in the first
> attempt, some times it takes 3-5 attempts. I've tried creating DomU
> manually with debootstrap, but with same result.
So you're saying that using debootstrap manually, without xen-tools
causes a freeze?
That suggests to me that the xen-tools are not at fault, since they
also eventually delegate most of the work to debootstrap.
> I've disabled /lib/tls and tried booting with "noapic nolapic
> acpi=off", but no luck.
I'd suggest it might be network/disc related. Since the kernel
is old in real terms there are sometimes issues. Until I upgraded
my Sid system to the 2.6.20x kernel I found Xen would randomly
crash on heavy I/O, or network traffic.
> I haven't reported it as a bug yet. Most of all because of it
> happens so random and cause I'm not sure of if the problem lies with
> xen-tools, debootstrap or a third option.
I think a xen-specific issue, since it is hard to see how debootstrap
could crash your system.
> Another thing, xen-tools ignores when I define a role,
> "--role=basic". I also tried the ones that comes with the xen-tool,
> such as "gdm". I also tried to define --roledir and the absolute
> path to the role, but no luck. The skeleton directory works fine
That sounds like a bug. Report it to the BTS or I'll probably
forget to take a look properly. Still if you're running Etch you'll
not see the fix unless you use the etch backported package available
from my site / the homepage.
(Hmmm I've not uploaded the current release just yet. Will do that
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