[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] Add support for netconsole driver used on bridge device with VIF attached

On 01/21/2013 07:28 PM, Ian Campbell wrote:
On Mon, 2013-01-21 at 17:17 +0000, Yuval Shaia wrote:

When starting a VM which has virtual interface attached to the same
bridge (i.e vif = [type=netfront,bridge=xenbr0'] in vm.cfg) which is
used for netconsole the
following message appears (after about 60 seconds) and VM creation
operation fails.
       Error: Device 0 (vif) could not be connected. Hotplug scripts not
I'm not sure how this can relate netconsole since this happens before
the guest even runs, doesn't it?
Running the same scenario without netconsole runs smoothly.

As i see it, netconsole driver requires ndo_poll_controller from the
device's controlling driver (function __netpoll_setup in
net/core/netpoll.c), a thing that is not supported currently in
xen_netback driver which is the driver that runs on dom0 and serve
VM's virtual interface.
Which domain is using netconsole? Is it dom0 or domU? What parameters do
you give it?
parameters: netconsole=1111@src-ip/xenbr0,2002@dst-ip/dst-mac

I assume it is the domU but if that's the case I don't see why a netback
rather than netfront patch would be required.

Or is dom0 doing netconsole where the log receiver is a domU?
Log received at dom0 as output of xm cr vm.cfg command.
netconsole is used on dom0 to monitor its log


Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.