Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439501
Xen Guest Can Crash Host
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:16:26 EST
Description of problem:
Warning: Yes, you don't do this in production. I'm just playing around.
I have my Fedora 8 x86_64 desktop running 22.214.171.124-50.fc8.
I have provisioned an EL5 x86_64 KVM guest that is running the EL5 Xen kernel
(the latest.) Everything works as expected.
When I go to provision an i386 Xen guest (yes, on the KVM virtual machine) the
Fedora 8 host crashes. If the Xen guest is x86_64, everything works as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Provision a KVM (full virt) x86_64 EL5 guest running a Xen hypervisor
2. Try to power on a para virt x86 guest.
Yes, running Xen inside a KVM guest is poor. This is just for testing/learning.
However, Warren has asked I report the metal host locking.
What kernel version on the host ?
The KVM kernel modules in F8 are pretty old at this point in time. If you're
able to, it'd be worth trying the latest F9 rawhide kernel RPM & seeing if it
126.96.36.199-50.fc8 is running on the host (the actual hardware.) If I find a moment
where I don't need my machine running, I'll try the latest rawhide kernel.
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