[nycbug-talk] xen & netbsd
jlam at pkgsrc.org
Tue Feb 28 11:06:00 EST 2006
> On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 09:27:43 -0500
> Johnny Lam <jlam at pkgsrc.org> wrote:
>>The xentools20 package writes a message to stdout during installation
>>that you can see again with:
>> pkg_info -D xentools20
>>It should have told you to:
>> cd /dev && sh ./MAKEDEV xen
>>This creates the special devices that dom0 needs to communicate with
>>the Xen hypervisor. I believe that in a future version of NetBSD,
>>these Xen devices will be part of the base installation of
> I did see that, thanks. I completed that step when instructed by the
> 'make install' of xentools20. That gave me /dev/xencons
> and /dev/xenevt. I am not certain that was the problem.
> Just now, I did it again.. but still do not have /kern/xen/privcmd.
> Without it /etc/rc.d/xend fails; telling me so.
> Any other ideas?
Ah, I'm embarrassed -- I didn't look more closely at the error you're
having. It looks like you need to ensure kernfs is mounted on /kern.
Adding the following to /etc/fstab and running "mount /kern" should do
kernfs /kern kernfs rw
I'll see about getting this added to the xentools20 MESSAGE file.
-- Johnny Lam <jlam at pkgsrc.org>
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