From: Konrad Michels <konrad@su...> - 2004-07-07 12:32:04
I've been working with UML for a couple of weeks now, and managed to get
a 2.4.24-um1 collection of VM's running on a Fedora Core 2 host machine
running a 2.6.6 Fedora kernel (unmodified by me).
All seemed to go well initially: built the UML kernel without a hitch,
got my start line parameters figured out eventually, and started 8 VM's
(the host is quite a beefy machine!). Even got networking working
eventually as well!
However, when I handed the VM's over to my dev folks for their use, the
first poor chap tried to install the j2sdk rpm from Sun, which
segfaulted the VM, but still left it alive, and it seemed to all intents
and purposes as if the j2sdk had in fact been installed. Doing a java
-version however, caused (we later determined) a segfault which
completely killed the VM: dead as a doornail!
On my testbed which was a similar configuration in terms of the VM's
(the only difference was that the host was a FC1 installation running a
2.4 series kernel), I tried out the installation of the j2sdk RPM, and
got the same segfault.
I've now been messing around for two days with various host kernels with
and without skas patches, and the only thing I've actually achieved,
once, was to get a VM running a 2.6.6 kernel running against an FC1
filesystem to start, sans networking, and which let me install the j2sdk
without segfaulting. However, got some other strange errors then with
java classpaths, which I'm not even going to explore right now.
At the moment, I've tried, several times, to compile a 2.6.6 host kernel
with the skas patch. The compile and install works fine, but attempting
to start the host machine on that skas-patched kernel hands with "INIT:
Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" and over and over
again for all the INIT's - every 5 minutes.
Sigh . . . .
Anyone out there seen anything similar and/or got any guidance for me?
I'm really tired of compiling kernel after kernel only to have it
bombing out all the time . . .
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