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RE: [Xen-users] RE: [Xen-devel] GPLPV drivers 0.9.12-pre9 upload

To: "'James Harper'" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] RE: [Xen-devel] GPLPV drivers 0.9.12-pre9 upload
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Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 01:28:55 -0500
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Dear James
My Windows 2003 32 with the latest drivers (0.9.12-pre9 ) has this error
after booting:
(Event Viewer)
Driver detected an internal error in its data structures for XenVbd

The following  boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: XenVbd
Any idea

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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Harper
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:50 PM
To: James Harper; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: [Xen-users] RE: [Xen-devel] GPLPV drivers 0.9.12-pre9 upload

> 1. Windows 2000 is no longer included in the binary distribution. It
> didn't work.
> 2. qemu network and disk adapters are disabled, but will now appear as
> having failed due to a change in the hiding code. This is cosmetic
> (you'll get a warning on start that a service or driver failed to
> but the effect is the same, except you won't get strange things
> happening as a result of pci devices just disappearing - I was seeing
> delays in places during startup and shutdown.
> 3. If you are using the latest Xen 3.3.1 hg (maybe 3.3.0 too?), the
> qemu_disable_patches.diff patch applied to the ioemu-remote git repo
> (after 'make tools' has downloaded it, or after you've updated it to
> latest) will completely remove the ide disks and network interfaces,
> leaving the cdroms as emulated by qemu. This is how things should be
> going forward - qemu cdrom's means you get eject and virtual image
> etc, and performance on a cdrom is hardly critical. Hopefully these
> patches will make it into Xen 3.4.
> 4. Please test in a dev environment. I haven't broken my test servers
> during upgrade or anything, but testing first is just common sense.
> 5. 64 bit block addressing is in place but not really tested. If you
> have block devices >1TB that didn't work previously, please give it a
> and let me know.
> 6. Save+restore is working for me at the moment, please report any
> issues.

Forgot one important thing. /GPLPV isn't required anymore. Use /NOGPLPV
to disable the device drivers, or boot into safe mode which will also
disable them.


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