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Troubleshooting a privileged (Dom0) Xen kernel

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
Xen

Situation

Troubleshooting of a privileged (Dom0) Xen kernel is needed.

Resolution

The "kdump" method of capturing a kernel crash dump described in TID 3374462 - Configure kernel core dump capture is not supported for Xen-enabled kernels prior to SLES 10 SP2.

To troubleshoot a crashing Xen kernel in Dom0 using the GNU debugger gdb, proceed as follows:
  • Set up a serial console. Refer to TID 3456486 - Configuring a Remote Serial Console for SLES.
  • Refer to the /usr/share/doc/packages/xen/README.SuSEfor general information about troubleshooting Xen-related issues.
  • Refer to the /usr/share/doc/packages/xen/misc/crashdb.txt file from the "xen-tools" package for details on how to connect gdb to the crashed system.


Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3458354
  • Creation Date:05-FEB-08
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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