Xen Status : FreeBSD-current as Dom/U.

Kevin Schmidt kps at ucsb.edu
Sat Nov 3 16:38:30 PDT 2007


On Monday 29 October 2007, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On October 28, 2007 01:19 pm Kevin Schmidt wrote:
...
> > FWIW, I've tried FreeBSD as an HVM guest on several Linux distros
> > as Dom0, Xen 3.0 (3.0.3, 3.0.4) and 3.1 (3.1.0), using Xen packages
> > and manual compiles.  Linux distros included Ubuntu 7.04 and Debian
> > 4. FreeBSD 6.2 and 7.0 -- release and snapshots -- consistently
> > fail to boot with a looping "BTX halted" and register dump.  If
> > there's a way to install stock FreeBSD under Xen HVM, I haven't
> > seen it.  Without saying whether this is properly a Xen problem or
> > FBSD BTX problem, my guess is this type of installation will not
> > work until there are BTX changes.
>
> Crap, that's not what I want to hear.  :(
>
> Any chance you would be willing/able to test using XenEnterprise 4 as
> the Dom0 (there's a free version available at:
>     http://www.citrixxenserver.com/products/Pages/XenExpress.aspx).

I don't have appropriate hardware available at the moment.  The previous 
test boxes (Supermicro X7DBE+ motherboards w/Intel procs) are now in 
use for other purposes, including running Ubuntu 7.10 Xen Dom0 with 
CentOS5 DomU HVM.

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