Systems with more the 5TB of memory will not complete boot of the XEN hypervisor kernel.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)


Systems with more the 5TB of memory will not complete boot of the XEN hypervisor kernel.


A fix is available with xen-4.2.4_04-0.9.1 which allows the system to boot and simply does not use the memory above 5TB.

Prior to xen-4.2.4_04-0.9.1 this issue may be worked around by booting with a mem= argument.
mem must be set to a value lower than 5 TB then.


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  • Document ID:7016508
  • Creation Date: 19-May-2015
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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