This bug has been copied from bug #630129 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).
in kernel 2.6.18-194.19.1.el5
Verify this bug with kernel-xen-2.6.18-194.24.1.el5.ia64.
Network connection worked as expected (ping,ssh,wget).
dmesg is without any 'Private data too big' message,details as below:
[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-194.24.1.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Oct 21 04:44:26 EDT 2010 ia64 ia64 ia64 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost ~]# dmesg |grep netfront
netfront: Initialising virtual ethernet driver.
netfront: device eth0 has flipping receive path.
So move bug status to VERIFIED.
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
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Recently applied patch introduced a bug, which caused the Xen guest networking not to work properly on 64-bit Itanium processors. However, this bug also revealed an issue, which may have led to a data corruption. With this update, both errors have been fixed, and Xen virtual guest networking now works as expected.