Bug 524052

Summary: Boot hang when installing HVM DomU
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Andrew Jones <drjones>
Component: kernel-xenAssignee: Andrew Jones <drjones>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team <kernel-qe>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: 5.5CC: cward, dougsland, dzickus, fleitner, gansalmon, itamar, jshao, kernel-maint, markmc, qwan, raud, tao, virt-maint, xen-maint
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OS: Linux   
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: 524055 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2010-03-30 03:41:44 EDT Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 524055, 525290, 526946    
Description Flags
patch to reslove the bug, masks xsave
ver2: mask out xsave and also osxsave none

Description Andrew Jones 2009-09-17 13:34:29 EDT
Description of problem:

Attempted to boot a fully virtualized DomU with rawhide's 2.6.31-14.fc12.x86_64 for installation hangs almost immediately.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

virt-install \
	--hvm \
	--name=rawhide \
	--ram=2048 \
	--file=/vm/rawhide.img \
	--file-size=8 \

Select install from the boot menu
Actual results:

Hangs after printing the following

Loading vmlinuz............
Loading initrd.img................
Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok

Expected results:


Additional info:

There are no logs in xm dmesg

Note, a 32-bit HVM boots and installs on a 32-bit host
Comment 1 Andrew Jones 2009-09-17 13:36:35 EDT
Moving to kernel-xen for now since a 64-bit HVM rawhide boots past this point on an upstream Xen host.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-09-17 15:10:52 EDT
There's no kernel-xen in Fedora - sounds like you need to change the product to RHEL5?
Comment 3 Andrew Jones 2009-09-18 02:36:46 EDT
ah yes, thanks Mark.  Moving to RHEL5.
Comment 4 Andrew Jones 2009-10-06 09:18:00 EDT
Created attachment 363830 [details]
patch to reslove the bug, masks xsave
Comment 5 Andrew Jones 2009-10-07 07:50:35 EDT
Created attachment 363957 [details]
ver2: mask out xsave and also osxsave

Same as previous patch, but as an added precaution OSXSAVE is also masked.
Comment 6 Don Zickus 2009-10-21 15:13:14 EDT
in kernel-2.6.18-170.el5
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5

Please do NOT transition this bugzilla state to VERIFIED until our QE team
has sent specific instructions indicating when to do so.  However feel free
to provide a comment indicating that this fix has been verified.
Comment 8 Chris Lalancette 2009-10-23 06:28:59 EDT
*** Bug 529857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Chris Ward 2010-02-11 05:16:56 EST
~~ Attention Customers and Partners - RHEL 5.5 Beta is now available on RHN ~~

RHEL 5.5 Beta has been released! There should be a fix present in this 
release that addresses your request. Please test and report back results 
here, by March 3rd 2010 (2010-03-03) or sooner.

Upon successful verification of this request, post your results and update 
the Verified field in Bugzilla with the appropriate value.

If you encounter any issues while testing, please describe them and set 
this bug into NEED_INFO. If you encounter new defects or have additional 
patch(es) to request for inclusion, please clone this bug per each request
and escalate through your support representative.
Comment 10 Paolo Bonzini 2010-02-11 07:38:53 EST
*** Bug 563856 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Andrew Jones 2010-02-11 09:27:03 EST

I both reported and posted this bug, so I don't know if I should be the one setting the verified flag.

Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 03:41:44 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.