[Pkg-xen-devel] Bug#602391: xen-hypervisor-4.0-amd64: system fails to boot from LVM if Hypervisor loaded

Andreas Balg XiNCS GmbH abalg at web.de
Thu Nov 4 13:09:49 UTC 2010

Package: xen-hypervisor-4.0-amd64
Version: 4.0.1-1
Severity: grave
Tags: squeeze sid
Justification: renders package unusable

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

xen-hypervisor-4.0-amd64 depends on no packages.

Versions of packages xen-hypervisor-4.0-amd64 recommends:
ii  xen-utils-4.0                 4.0.1-1    XEN administrative tools

Versions of packages xen-hypervisor-4.0-amd64 suggests:
pn  xen-docs-4.0                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

On a Supermicro H8SSL-I2 Server with a 3ware 8006-2LP controller I can boot the system
using the plain xen-kernel and initrd (from LVM) but as soon as the hypervisor is loaded
before the kernel booting fails already inside the initrd telling me that the logical
volume ("system/root" in my case) cannot be found - 3ware controller drivers are loaded
and seem operational.

The same system and kernel will boot flawlessly without the hypervisor loaded before.

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