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Recommended update for xen


(Last modified: 03AUG2007)

solutions Recommended update for xen SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f8401448ee95bda8baad936e2fe76319)

Applies to

Package: xen
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3956
Release: 20070803
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using Xen should install this update.




This update fixes multiple issues in Xen, including possible data corruption. The complete list of resolved issues follows:
  • xen-vm-install needs to have a more responsive UI (#211342)
  • localtime is not being presented to Windows guest (#243812)
  • vm-install cannot access file over ftp server (#247073)
  • boot-iscsi fails with several LUNs (#251368)
  • vm-install shows physical disk as 0.0 size (#254311)
  • Data corruption on Windows Server2003 VM LAN tests (#254646)
  • Disk size keeps changing back to previous value (#259994)
  • Failures in build service during XEN setup (#262805)
  • Virtual machine manager loses information after hard boot of host machine. (#266073)
  • CD not re-validated when media changed while a process has the drive open (#270374)
  • vncdisplay config option does not work for pv or hvm domains (#274932)
  • Integrate block-npiv script into XEN (#279158)
  • Fully virtualized guest OS fail when stress tested, console becomes "currently unavailable" (#279560)
  • XEN fails to create VM due to "out of memory" errors (#280637)
  • Syntax in xm man page for `xm block attach` is incorrect (#283567)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xen.rpm xen-libs.rpm xen-tools.rpm xen-tools-ioemu.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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