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RE: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [elilo-discuss] a patch to make elilo loadanother module
- To: "Yang, Fred" <fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx>, "Xu, Anthony" <anthony.xu@xxxxxxxxx>
- From: "Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins)" <dan.magenheimer@xxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 16:03:44 -0700
- Cc: xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Delivery-date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 23:01:43 +0000
- List-id: Discussion of the ia64 port of Xen <xen-ia64-devel.lists.xensource.com>
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- Thread-topic: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [elilo-discuss] a patch to make elilo loadanother module
Another update... This problem goes away when I
specify verbose=3 (or verbose=2) at the beginning
of my elilo.conf file. With verbose off, or with
verbose=1, I get the load error. Weird...
So on to the next step... the module (the RHEL4
initrd) gets loaded but after a few seconds (and
no console output), the system reboots. This is
probably not unexpected as I haven't yet patched
Xen itself (awaiting latest patch from Anthony).
Time to call it a week! Bye!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins)
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 4:36 PM
> To: 'Yang, Fred'; 'Xu, Anthony'
> Cc: 'xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject: RE: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [elilo-discuss] a patch to
> make elilo loadanother module
> I got some help from a local Red Hat guru and got to
> the next step... the modified elilo fails with:
> Loading xen....done
> Loading initrd xenlinux...done
> initrd.c(line 77):Failed to allocate 318 pages for initrd
> Start of netboot failed: Load Error
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins)
> > Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 4:14 PM
> > To: 'Yang, Fred'; Xu, Anthony
> > Cc: xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: RE: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [elilo-discuss] a patch to
> > make elilo loadanother module
> > Finally got a chance to look at this. There were a typos
> > of problems in the README script:
> > - rpc2cpio -> rpm2cpio
> > - remove "patch -p2 < elilo-initrd-size-fix.patch"
> > The resulting source got a couple of gcc errors
> > with find_label having too few arguments. I added
> > module_name as the last argument (two places) and
> > it compiled.
> > However, I realize I don't know how to build a RHEL4
> > kernel (with Xen mods) and initrd that will successfully
> > boot a RHEL4 system (e.g. with LVM in the initrd?)!
> > I assume you have done it so far on VTI with an
> > unmodified RHEL4 kernel? Unless you can provide a
> > recipe for this, I will look into how to do it...
> > Also, I think Anthony had an update for the Xen hypervisor
> > patch (with the complicated arithmetic with constants
> > put in a macro)?
> > Dan
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Yang, Fred [mailto:fred.yang@xxxxxxxxx]
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:29 PM
> > > To: Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins); Xu, Anthony
> > > Cc: xen-ia64-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: RE: [Xen-ia64-devel] RE: [elilo-discuss] a patch to
> > > make elilo loadanother module
> > >
> > > Magenheimer, Dan (HP Labs Fort Collins) wrote:
> > > > Great! I would be happy to try out a preliminary
> > > > version of these instructions... Last Friday, I managed
> > > > to trash one disk on my test machine and partially trash
> > > > another, both running RHEL3.2. Rather than reinstall 3.2
> > > > and then install RHEL4 a few days later, I will just
> > > > wait and go straight to RHEL4.
> > > Attached is a Knowhow to create elilo patch for loading
> > > kernel as module, as well as Xen patch for Vti.
> > > Please note this patches are only a tempory patches, we will
> > > come out yet another patch in a couple days.
> > > Current kernel input can only be unzipped image. The next
> > > patch will make "module" as the deafult linux kernel and do
> > > the corrsponding unzip within elilo. The system.h patch will
> > > be surrounded with "#ifdef CONFG_Xen". Xen patch will also
> > > include non-VT-I patch code (but without validation due to
> > > target linux issue :()
> > > -Fred
> > >
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