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[Xen-devel] Question about xen network and strange happenings with migrating a node


I've been experiencing some issues with Xen-3.4.2-2.el5 (from gitco) on CentOS 
5.4 when migrating nodes from one physical node to another. Each VM has 3 
network interfaces (vifs).

When doing a live migration (xm migrate --live <params>) the network of the 
migrated VM seems to go in to a very odd state when it's done migrating. I've 
searched high and low for some documentation on what the state, 
evt-ch,tx-/rx-ring-ref fields mean with their particular integer values, but 
1,-1,-1/-1 respectively seems to be indicative of something that has gone 
badly. A state of 4 seems to indicate that the interface is in a working state.

When doing a xm network-list VM on the node it is being migrated *to* - in this 
case all of them are broken, but sometimes it's just one or two interfaces are 
in this state.:
Idx BE     MAC Addr.     handle state evt-ch tx-/rx-ring-ref BE-path
0   0  <REDACTED>   0     1      -1    -1   /-1      
1   0  <REDACTED>    1     1      -1    -1   /-1      
2   0  <REDACTED>    2     1      -1    -1   /-1      

The result is that the network interfaces with the output above do not work.

Is there anything I can do to perhaps debug this better? Is there any 
documentation I'm missing out that would explain this stuff? Any 
troubleshooting help is appreciated. I've looked at the xend logs and there 
doesn't seem to be anything indicative of why this is occurring.


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