Bug 253222 - OpenSolaris domUs will not boot on RHEL5
OpenSolaris domUs will not boot on RHEL5
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
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Reported: 2007-08-17 09:51 EDT by John Levon
Modified: 2009-12-14 16:15 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0305
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 11:19:51 EDT
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Upstream patch re-diffed for RHEL (1.18 KB, patch)
2008-01-17 16:17 EST, Daniel Berrange
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0305 normal SHIPPED_LIVE xen bug fix and enhancement update 2008-05-20 14:04:30 EDT

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Description John Levon 2007-08-17 09:51:20 EDT
Description of problem:

OpenSolaris domUs will not start under RHEL5

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

RHEL5 xen-3.0.3-25.0.3.el5

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a Solaris domU config file
2. Try to start it with xm create

Additional info:

The patch here:


needs backporting, and then it will work.
Comment 1 Daniel Berrange 2007-09-28 16:19:35 EDT
While I'm remembering context, this thread makes it clear why we need the above


Solaris uses numbers 0,1,2,3 instead of xvda, xvdb, etc for disk names. The
current XenD code doesn't correctly distinguish  '0' from 'None', hence the
patch above.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-15 23:47:33 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 3 Bill Burns 2008-01-11 12:22:34 EST
Set dev ack for Dan Berrange.
Comment 5 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-17 16:17:02 EST
Created attachment 292075 [details]
Upstream patch re-diffed for RHEL
Comment 6 Daniel Berrange 2008-01-18 14:49:34 EST
Fix built

$ brew latest-pkg dist-5E-qu-candidate xen
Build                                     Tag                   Built by
----------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------
xen-3.0.3-47.el5                          dist-5E-qu-candidate  berrange

* Fri Jan 18 2008 Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com> - 3.0.3-47.el5
- Fix blkif check to distinguish 0 and None for Solaris (rhbz #253222)
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 11:19:51 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 the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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