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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen blktap driver for Ceph RBD : Anybody wants to test ? :p

> >
> > On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:39 AM, James Harper
> > <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > I think I have a separate problem too - tapdisk will segfault almost
> > immediately upon starting but seemingly only for Linux PV DomU's. Once it
> > has started doing this I have to wait a few hours to a day before it starts
> > working again. My Windows DomU's appear to be able to start normally
> > though.
> >
> > What about other blktap driver ? like using blktap raw driver, does
> > that work without issue ?
> >
> What's the syntax for that? I use tap2:tapdisk:rbd for rbd, but I don't know
> how to specify raw and anything I try just says it doesn't understand

I just tested with tap2:aio and that worked (had an old image of the VM on lvm 
still so just tested with that). Switching back to rbd and it crashes every 
time, just as postgres is starting in the vm. Booting into single user mode, 
waiting 30 seconds, then letting the boot continue it still crashes at the same 
point so I think it's not a timing thing - maybe postgres has a disk access 
pattern that is triggering the bug?

Putting printf's in seems to make the problem go away sometimes, so it's hard 
to debug.


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