Updates announcements and testing


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    @marekm said in Updates announcements and testing:

    @stormi Is this related to https://bugs.xenserver.org/browse/XSO-936 (build dependency on gdk-devel) - or a different issue? (I suspect gdk-devel is some part of GNOME, not nVidia proprietary - but could be wrong.)

    Yes it is this issue, and no, it's not GNOME's gdk-devel. Here GDK stands for GPU Deployment Kit. It's unfortunate that someone at some point thought that it would be a good idea to name the dependency gdk-devel, which was already taken by the GNOME project.


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    By the way, if someone wants to have a look at how to build gpumon from its source RPM and prove me wrong about the impossibility to do it only with FOSS tools, I'll gladly revise my judgment 🙂



  • @stormi OK, just asked since the issue is about a year old and still unanswered by Citrix, wondering why it didn't show up in earlier xcp-ng releases. Perhaps they have only recently made some change to XAPI so it requires gpumon, and this change could be reverted (or better yet, fixed to handle the missing package gracefully, not hang the whole machine at boot time).


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    @marekm said in Updates announcements and testing:

    @stormi OK, just asked since the issue is about a year old and still unanswered by Citrix, wondering why it didn't show up in earlier xcp-ng releases. Perhaps they have only recently made some change to XAPI so it requires gpumon, and this change could be reverted (or better yet, fixed to handle the missing package gracefully, not hang the whole machine at boot time).

    It's simpler: it's only with XCP-ng 8.1 that I have removed gpumon. That was a mistake so I had to put it back.



  • @stormi Thanks. Is this https://github.com/xenserver/gpumon - if yes, it doesn't look like something big, perhaps could be patched to remove dependency on proprietary nvidia stuff.


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    Yes, it's this. I've also create an issue for the XAPI project, that got good reception from the devs. All agree that XAPI should be able to start even if gpumon is not there.


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    Note that patching gpumon so that it doesn't depend on nVIDIA stuff probably just means making it a stub service that always answers the same regardless of the actual state of the GPUs.


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    Following yesterday's Xen security updates released by Citrix, here are test packages with security patches. As usual with security matters, they need to be tested quickly so that we can release them to everyone fast.

    On XCP-ng 8.1

    # on an up to date host
    yum clean all --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    yum update xen-dom0-libs xen-dom0-tools xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-tools --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    

    reboot (master first)

    On XCP-ng 8.0

    This batch of updates contains not only security fixes but also bug fixes that I had queued for the next patch train.

    # on an up to date host
    yum clean all --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    yum update bugtool-conn-tests qlogic-netxtreme2 qlogic-netxtreme2-4.19.0+1-modules sm sm-rawhba xen-dom0-libs xen-dom0-tools xen-hypervisor xen-libs xen-tools xenserver-status-report --enablerepo=xcp-ng-testing
    

    reboot (master first)

    On XCP-ng 7.6

    XCP-ng 7.6 is not supported anymore, so there are no updates available for it.


  • XCP-ng Team

    Hi users!

    Today's the last day to install the update candidate and give feedback. If you have any test host, please install and reboot. That's it and it's useful to us.


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