Package Details: xen 4.8.0-6

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Package Base: xen
Description: Virtual Machine Hypervisor & Tools
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Keywords: hypervisor virtualization xen
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: xen-4.2, xen-4.2-testing-hg, xen-4.3, xen-4.3-testing-hg, xen-4.4, xen-4.5, xen-4.6, xen-4.7, xen-4.8, xen-gdbsx, xen-git, xen-hg-unstable, xen-igvtg, xen-rc
Provides: xen-4.8.0
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: das_j
Last Packager: das_j
Votes: 170
Popularity: 2.903184
First Submitted: 2009-11-09 11:22
Last Updated: 2017-04-07 11:03

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jsteel commented on 2017-04-04 09:27

Thanks, specifying the seabios file in the PKGBUILD as you suggested worked!

tony_42 commented on 2017-04-03 14:04

@jsteel: I think it's a mistake in the PKGBUILD.

It should be:
(so with the path to SeaBIOS specified)
There should be a path as well for OVMF, but I just realize the package change recently so I don't know if it's going to work with Xen.

jsteel commented on 2017-04-03 12:35

After updating from 4.8.0-4 to 4.8.0-5 I installed seabios but I get an error when booting a domU:

libxl: error: libxl_dom.c:892:libxl__load_hvm_firmware_module: failed to read BIOS file: No such file or directory

I've gone back to 4.8.0-4 for now. Any idea what else is needed apart from installing seabios for non-UEFI systems now? Thanks.

jonnyt886 commented on 2017-04-03 09:09

Hitting repeated issues building this when downloading ovmf:

-> Cloning ovmf git repo...
Cloning into bare repository '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-jonny/aur-xen/ovmf'...
remote: Counting objects: 240383, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (59223/59223), done.
remote: Total 240383 (delta 184842), reused 229977 (delta 174449)
Receiving objects: 100% (240383/240383), 225.31 MiB | 259.00 KiB/s, done.
fatal: unable to open /tmp/yaourt-tmp-jonny/aur-xen/ovmf/objects/pack/tmp_pack_0lHJ2u: No such file or directory
fatal: index-pack failed
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading ovmf git repo
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build xen.
==> Restart building xen ? [y/N]
==> ----------------------------

Tried removing ovmf from the PKGBUILD (removed all lines referring to ovmf except for the 'optDepends' entry) and then checksum validations fail, but with no file mentioned. And yes I did remove all the ovmf entries!

Is anyone else getting this?

das_j commented on 2017-03-28 06:46

Bumped to 4.8.0-5.

This version adds XSA-211, splits out SeaBIOS and OVMF and disables Werror (hopefully).

badboy commented on 2017-03-20 09:41

I'd be fine with that.

das_j commented on 2017-03-19 19:32

So what do you guys think about using the system's OVMF and SeaBios? Apart from faster build times because we don't need to build them ourselfs, we also prevent errors like the one of @maldo.

Once this is decided, I will push out a new PKGBUILD with the --disable-werror patch and possibly the new SeaBIOS/OVMF.

maldo commented on 2017-03-19 09:01

@das_j @badboy @JohnTh @tony_42

I am able to reproduce the makedev issue... and am running in further problems with ovmf ... any leads/ideas?

my system: naked arch with base-devel & multilib-devel (multilib enabled)

sudo pacman -Syu
git clone
makepkg -si
... public key issue with xen4.8.0
makepkg -si --skippgpcheck
... makedev issue

tap-ctl-allocate.c: In function 'tap_ctl_make_device':
tap-ctl-allocate.c:109:13: error: In the GNU C Library, "makedev" is defined
by <sys/sysmacros.h>. For historical compatibility, it is
currently defined by <sys/types.h> as well, but we plan to
remove this soon. To use "makedev", include <sys/sysmacros.h>
directly. If you did not intend to use a system-defined macro
"makedev", you should undefine it after including <sys/types.h>. [-Werror]
err = mknod(devname, perm, makedev(major, minor));
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors

applying workaround of tony_42

build() {
--with-extra-qemuu-configure-args="--disable-bluez --disable-gtk --enable-spice --enable-usb-redir --disable-werror" \
make LANG=C PYTHON=python2 APPEND_CFLAGS=-Wno-error dist

makepkg -si --skippgpcheck

g/Library/BaseUefiCpuLib/X64/InitializeFpu.nasm > /home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/Build/OvmfX64/RELEASE_GCC44/X64/UefiCpuPkg/Library/BaseUefiCpuLib/BaseUefiCpuLib/OUTPUT/X64/InitializeFpu.i
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/PeiServicesTablePointer.c: In function 'MigratePeiServicesTablePointer':
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/PeiServicesTablePointer.c:100:26: error: variable 'Status' set but not used [-Werror=unused-but-set-variable]
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiHobLib/HobLib.c: In function 'GetHobList':
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiHobLib/HobLib.c:46:25: error: variable 'Status' set but not used [-Werror=unused-but-set-variable]
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiHobLib/HobLib.c: In function 'GetBootModeHob':
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiHobLib/HobLib.c:212:26: error: variable 'Status' set but not used [-Werror=unused-but-set-variable]
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors
make[7]: *** [GNUmakefile:315: /home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/Build/OvmfX64/RELEASE_GCC44/X64/MdePkg/Library/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/OUTPUT/PeiServicesTablePointer.obj] Error 1
make[7]: Leaving directory '/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/Build/OvmfX64/RELEASE_GCC44/X64/MdePkg/Library/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt'
: error 7000: Failed to execute command
make tbuild [/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/Build/OvmfX64/RELEASE_GCC44/X64/MdePkg/Library/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt]
: error 7000: Failed to execute command
make tbuild [/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/Build/OvmfX64/RELEASE_GCC44/X64/MdePkg/Library/PeiHobLib/PeiHobLib]
: error F002: Failed to build module
/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote/MdePkg/Library/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt/PeiServicesTablePointerLibIdt.inf [X64, GCC44, RELEASE]

- Failed -
Build end time: 09:48:44, Mar.19 2017
Build total time: 00:00:10

make[6]: *** [Makefile:19: build] Error 1
make[6]: Leaving directory '/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/ovmf-dir-remote'
make[5]: *** [/home/rnet-master/xenbuild/xen/src/xen-4.8.0/tools/firmware/../../tools/ subdir-all-ovmf-dir] Error 2

devnull_1337 commented on 2017-03-18 22:18

@badboy @JohnTh: you can use the following patch for the makedev compile error:

--- a/tools/blktap2/control/tap-ctl-allocate.c 2016-04-25 22:33:15.444681888 -0
+++ b/tools/blktap2/control/tap-ctl-allocate.c 2016-04-25 22:30:33.288046037 -0
@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
+#include <sys/sysmacros.h>
#include <linux/major.h>

#include "tap-ctl.h"
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_osdeps.h 2016-04-25 22:55:04.326527630 -0700
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_osdeps.h 2016-04-25 22:53:36.315440845 -0700
@@ -43,6 +43,7 @@
#define SYSFS_PCIBACK_DRIVER "/sys/bus/pci/drivers/pciback"
#define NETBACK_NIC_NAME "vif%u.%d"
#include <pty.h>
+#include <sys/sysmacros.h>
#include <uuid/uuid.h>
#elif defined(__sun__)
#include <stropts.h>

tony_42 commented on 2017-03-14 16:27

You could avoid this kind of warning, now and later, with two modifications in PKGBUILD.

When calling ./configure, add "--disable-werror" to --with-extra-qemuu-configure-args.
And add APPEND_CFLAGS=-Wno-error to make.

So build() would look like this:
./configure \
PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2 \
--prefix=/usr \
--sbindir=/usr/bin \
--with-sysconfig-leaf-dir=conf.d \
--with-initddir=/etc/init.d \
--enable-systemd \
--enable-ovmf \
"${_config_stubdom:---disable-stubdom}" \
--with-extra-qemuu-configure-args="--disable-bluez --disable-gtk --enable-spice --enable-usb-redir --disable-werror"
make LANG=C PYTHON=python2 APPEND_CFLAGS=-Wno-error dist

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