[Pkg-xen-devel] Bug#658606: Bug#658606: Xen 4.0 dom0 boot hangs "Waiting for /dev to be populated"

Ian Campbell ijc at hellion.org.uk
Fri Feb 17 10:34:34 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-02-17 at 10:06 +0000, Owen Dunn wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2012, Owen Dunn wrote:
> > On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Ian Campbell wrote:
> >>>> Also would it be possible to try the 4.1 hypervisor from Wheezy on this
> >>>> machine?
> >>> 
> >>> Probably...  What packages do I need to install to do that?
> >> 
> >> Just xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64 since we don't really care about tools etc
> >> at this stage.
> >> 
> >> You could even just extract the xen.gz from that package and drop it
> >> in /boot for the purposes of this test, if you want to avoid polluting
> >> your Squeeze system with partial upgrades.
> >
> > I've done this and it seems to fix the problem (both with and without serial 
> > debugging enabled).  I'll try a few times over the next day or two just in 
> > case the problem has only gone away temporarily...
> I've rebooted the system several times with the 4.1 hypervisor and it 
> seems to be working reliably.  Is there anything you'd like me to do to 
> help pin down why this should be the case?

Unless you are interested in bisecting xen-unstable between 4.0 and 4.1
to find the cause (which I appreciate is a lot of work) so we can see if
it is backportable then I'm not sure there is much else that can be

> (Ideally I'd prefer not to have to have the wheezy xen packages on this 
> machine, but if they don't have too many dependency tentacles it's 
> workable with.)

It'd be worth ago to see what it wants to pull in. Alternatives would be
to rebuild the Wheezy packages on Squeeze or perhaps consider a
backports.org upload.


Ian Campbell

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