kexec with vmware esx 3.0.2
zach at vmware.com
Fri Oct 3 18:08:51 EDT 2008
On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 14:58 -0700, Yinghai Lu wrote:
> 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
BIOS is missing correct MP table. Thus buggy. You should not be trying
to run ESX on buggy hardware.
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