I have upgraded all build hosts to openSUSE 11.1 based systems now and seems to work quite well so far.
What does that mean ?
* The kernel, running during a build is now the XEN kernel from openSUSE 11.1 ( it was the XEN kernel from SLES 10 SP 2 before ).
* loop devices exist in build instances, this allow kiwi system image building , if it is permitted for a project.
* Mandriva 2009 builds should work now much better, since their glibc was broken together with the older kernel.
Please report if you see unexpected changes.
As a small side effect, we have 32 more build instances due to the new build hosts build24 and build25 :)
happy weekend adrian