TvE 2100

At 2100 feet above Santa Barbara

Creating Machine Images Seems Easy

Emphasis on the seems… We had our Fedora Core 6 and CentOS images all ready to go when we discovered the following in the console boot log:

Pausing… 5 Pausing… 4 Pausing… 3 Pausing… 2 Pausing… 1<3>BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0! 
We then spent about a week going around and trying to track down what the problem is, until we finally concluded that it didn’t have any impact and was probably due to a Xen/EC2 quirk. Eventually the Amazon folks confirmed that in the forum. So finally here we go…

  • Fedora Core 6 RightImage AMI-ID: ami-2c8f6a45 and script
  • CentOS 5 RightImage AMI-ID: ami-268f6a4f and script