Bug 248658 (xen_rhel4_guest) - kernel panic while booting Rhel4 paravirt guest in rhel5 dom0
Summary: kernel panic while booting Rhel4 paravirt guest in rhel5 dom0
Alias: xen_rhel4_guest
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel-xen
Version: 5.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Xen Maintainance List
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
URL: http://msinhore.xen-br.org/text/boot_...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-17 23:54 UTC by Marco Sinhoreli
Modified: 2009-04-30 10:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-04-30 10:18:45 UTC

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Description Marco Sinhoreli 2007-07-17 23:54:30 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I boot the virtual machine rhel4 guest with 'xm create -c /etc/xen/astronomix-baraddur1.cfg' command, return "Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!" as the URL with the problem demonstration. Using a kernel non-Red Hat for guest rhel4, the Virtual Machine boot work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit the Virtual Machine conffile as below:
# /etc/xen/astronomix-baraddur1.cfg
name ='astronomix-baraddur1'
disk = ['phy:/dev/baraddur1/astronomix,hda1,w', 'phy:/dev/baraddur1/astronomix-swap,hda2,w']
memory = 1024
builder = 'linux'
kernel = '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen'
#kernel = '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-xen-amd64'
ramdisk = '/boot/initrd-2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen.img'
#ramdisk = '/boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-xen-amd64'
root = '/dev/hda1 ro'
vif = ['bridge=xenbr4, vifname=astronomix-baraddur1-0']
#vcpus = "7
#cpus = "1"
on_poweroff = 'destroy'
on_reboot = 'restart'
on_crash = 'restart'

2. To create lvm disks with a rhel4 OS installed.

3. Boot the virtual machine with the command below:
xm create -c /etc/xen/astronomix-baraddur1.cfg

Actual Results:
The Virtual Machine with official rhel5 kernel not work.

Expected Results:
Virtual Machine boot complete.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lalancette 2008-02-27 03:06:02 UTC
I'm not entirely clear on what the problem is.  Are you saying that you can't
boot a RHEL-5 PV guest, or that you can't boot a RHEL-4 PV guest?  In either
case, please provide the complete dmesg output from the guest and
/var/log/xen/xend.log and /var/log/xen/xend-debug.log.

Chris Lalancette

Comment 3 Chris Lalancette 2009-04-30 10:18:45 UTC
Haven't heard back on this problem in a year; closing with INSUFFICIENT_DATA.  If the problem occurs again, feel free to re-open.

Chris Lalancette

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