kexec with vmware esx 3.0.2
yinghai at kernel.org
Fri Oct 3 17:58:41 EDT 2008
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Zachary Amsden <zach at vmware.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 14:40 -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Zachary Amsden <zach at vmware.com> wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 14:08 -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
>> >> anyone tried to use linux kernel to kexec vmware esx?
>> > That would not be a recommended practice. It might work. It should not
>> > be very useful.
>> esx 3.0.2 relys on correct mps table,
>> could boot linux with update_mptable or alloc_mptable, and then load
>> vmware with kexec.
> And end up running ESX on hardware where it is not supported and you
> already have a buggy BIOS?
BIOS is not buggy... vmware seems not to be smart enough to correct pic mode.
because current linux kernel could works well with acpi=off
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