kern/164450: Failed to install FreeeBSD 9.0-RELEASE from CD in a Citrix XenServer VM

Mykhaylo Yehorov yehorov at
Tue Jan 24 18:00:23 UTC 2012

>Number:         164450
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Failed to install FreeeBSD 9.0-RELEASE from CD in a Citrix XenServer VM
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 24 18:00:22 UTC 2012
>Originator:     Mykhaylo Yehorov
>Release:        FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE
FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan  3 07:15:25 UTC 2012     root at  i386
The ata driver with an option ATA_CAM can't detect а CD device in a Citrix XenServer virtual machine.
Therefore, it's impossible to install FreeeBSD 9.0-RELEASE from a CD/DVD image.

When i'm trying to boot from CD the loader boot the kernel that can't see a CD device and can't mount root. On console I get:

Trying to mount root from cd9660:/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL [ro]...
mountroot: waiting for device /dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...
Mounting from cd9660:/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19.

Loader variables:

On installed system dmesg and some camcontrol commands show the following:

# dmesg
Copyright (c) 1992-2012 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan  3 07:15:25 UTC 2012
    root at i386
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5420  @ 2.50GHz (2500.11-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x1067a  Family = 6  Model = 17  Stepping = 10
  AMD Features=0x20000800<SYSCALL,LM>
  AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
real memory  = 536870912 (512 MB)
avail memory = 506114048 (482 MB)
Event timer "LAPIC" quality 400
ACPI APIC Table: <Xen HVM>
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 1
MADT: Forcing active-low polarity and level trigger for SCI
ioapic0 <Version 1.1> irqs 0-47 on motherboard
kbd1 at kbdmux0
acpi0: <Xen> on motherboard
acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 900
acpi_timer0: <32-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x1f48-0x1f4b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff iomem 0xf0000000-0xf4ffffff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX3 WDMA2 controller> port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xc000-0xc00f at device 1.1 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
pci0: <bridge> at device 1.2 (no driver attached)
uhci0: <Intel 82371SB (PIIX3) USB controller> port 0xc020-0xc03f irq 23 at device 1.3 on pci0
usbus0: controller did not stop
usbus0: <Intel 82371SB (PIIX3) USB controller> on uhci0
vgapci0: <VGA-compatible display> at device 2.0 on pci0
pci0: <mass storage, SCSI> at device 3.0 (no driver attached)
re0: <RealTek 8139C+ 10/100BaseTX> port 0xc200-0xc2ff irq 32 at device 4.0 on pci0
re0: 0x100 bytes of rid 0x14 res 3 failed (0, 0xffffffff).
re0: Chip rev. 0x74800000
re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> PHY 0 on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto, auto-flow
re0: Ethernet address: 16:7e:21:3c:34:a0
attimer0: <AT timer> port 0x40-0x43 irq 0 on acpi0
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
Event timer "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
atrtc0: <AT realtime clock> port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 on acpi0
Event timer "RTC" frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4
uart0: <8250 or 16450 or compatible> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
ppc0: <Parallel port> port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0
ppc0: Generic chipset (EPP/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
pmtimer0 on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
ugen0.1: <Intel> at usbus0
uhub0: <Intel UHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
ada0 at ata0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
ada0: <QEMU HARDDISK 0.8.2> ATA-7 device
ada0: 16.700MB/s transfers (WDMA2, PIO 8192bytes)
ada0: 9216MB (18874368 512 byte sectors: 16H 63S/T 16383C)
ada0: Previously was known as ad0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 2500107690 Hz quality 800
(da0:ata1:0:1:0): unsupportable block size 1882390644
(da0:ata1:0:1:0): unsupportable block size 1029792816
(da0:ata1:0:1:0): unsupportable block size 1029988656
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.2: <QEMU 0.8.2> at usbus0
ums0: <Endpoint1 Interrupt Pipe> on usbus0
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/gpt/root [rw]...

# camcontrol devlist
<QEMU HARDDISK 0.8.2>              at scbus0 target 0 lun 0 (pass0,ada0)
<  >                               at scbus1 target 1 lun 0 (da0,pass1)

# camcontrol identify pass1
pass1: <QEMU CD-ROM 0.8.2> ATAPI-4 device
pass1: 16.700MB/s transfers (WDMA2, ATAPI 12bytes, PIO 65534bytes)

protocol              ATA/ATAPI-4
device model          QEMU CD-ROM
firmware revision     0.8.2
serial number         QM00004
cylinders             0
heads                 0
sectors/track         0
sector size           logical 512, physical 512, offset 0
LBA supported         
LBA48 not supported       
PIO supported         PIO3 w/o IORDY
DMA supported         WDMA2 

Feature                      Support  Enabled   Value           Vendor
read ahead                     no	no
write cache                    no	no
flush cache                    no	no
overlap                        no
Tagged Command Queuing (TCQ)   no	no
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)   no
SMART                          no	no
microcode download             no	no
security                       no	no
power management               no	no
advanced power management      no	no
automatic acoustic management  no	no
media status notification      no	no
power-up in Standby            no	no
write-read-verify              no	no
unload                         no	no
free-fall                      no	no
data set management (TRIM)     no

Boot from FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE CD in Citrix XenServer virtual machine.



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