[Pkg-xen-devel] Bug#658606: Bug#658606: Xen 4.0 dom0 boot hangs "Waiting for /dev to be populated"
ijc at hellion.org.uk
Tue Feb 14 12:09:59 UTC 2012
On Sat, 2012-02-04 at 13:33 +0000, Owen Dunn wrote:
> Package: xen-hypervisor-4.0-amd64
> Version: 4.0.1-4
> After an upgrade to squeeze I've installed Xen 4.0, but when trying to
> boot the Xen kernel the boot freezes at the message:
> Waiting for /dev to be fully populated...
> Nothing further usually [*] appears after this message, and after a short
> time the screen becomes blank (and power saves, as if there is no signal)
> and there appears to be no system activity: hard drive LEDs are inactive
> and there's no network traffic.
> [*] Sometimes a subsequent message appears about the pcspkr driver.
> The caps lock LED on the keyboard does respond to pressing the Caps Lock
> The system is a Xeon E5502 in an Intel S5520SC Workstation Board. Booting
> an ordinary amd64 kernel works normally.
This could be a dom0 interrupt handling problem of some sort. You don't
say which dom0 kernel version you are using but please could you try the
latest one from Squeeze (2.6.32-41) -- there were some IRQ related fixes
in the -39/-40 timeframe.
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