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Re: [alpine-devel] Notes on Alpine 2.4.2 in Amazon EC2

From: Dean Takemori <deant_at_hawaii.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:38:44 -1000

> From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
> Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 21:45:37 +0200
>
> On Wed, 30 May 2012 23:25:53 +0530
> "V.Krishn" <vkrishn4_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tuesday, May 29, 2012 08:39:56 PM Natanael Copa wrote:
> > > On Sun, 27 May 2012 09:00:47 -0700
> > >
> > > Nathan Angelacos <nangel_at_alpinelinux.org> wrote:
> > > > * Booting the 64bit kernel reports:
> > > > can only boot x86 32 PAE kernels, not xen-3.0-x86_64
> > > > Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
> > >
> > > I built a kernel dedicated for virtual guests. One of the goals is
> > > to make it as small as possible. I have no idea if it even boots at
> > > this point but feedback is welcome.
> > >
> > > I'd like it to include drivers for qemu/kvm, xen, vmware, virtualbox
> > > and hyper-v guests.
> > >
> > > It is in edge/testing and is named linux-virt-grsec.
> > >
> >
> > Can we see a bootable iso in edge/releases or a wiki help page on how
> > to create one. It would be great to have a lighter iso suited for
> > virtual guests. I could test using kvm and install/test pmreader on
> > it. (http://insteps.net/pr/a/pmwiki/Apps/PmReader-help-v1-1)
>
> I built one for testing
> http://dev.alpinelinux.org/~ncopa/alpine/alpine-virt/

Hi,

I've tried the alpine-virt-120531-x86.iso as a PV guest under
Xen (32 and 64 bit Centos 5 and 64 bit Fedora 17), and it appears
to run up against this bug:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829016#c4

Namely "unable to handle kernel paging request" in atomic64_read_cx8

Looks like a patch is going in for upstream:

http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2012-06/msg00486.html

But for current Alpine, if it's not too much trouble, could you guys
generate a kernel/iso with CONFIG_TRANSPARENT_HUGEPAGE=n

Thanks,

-dean takemori


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