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Re: [Xen-users] crashes windows 2008 server in hvm

To: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] crashes windows 2008 server in hvm
From: "Andrew Lyon" <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 13:23:15 +0000
Cc: Vladimir Elizarov <xengelpublicx@xxxxxxxxx>, Wizard Vandal <wizard580@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Venefax <venefax@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 12:29 PM, James Harper
> <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 11:58 AM, James Harper
>>> <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> > I've fixed the problem and am just about to upload -pre11.
>>> I have tested pre11on 32 bit vista and xp, seems to work ok.
>>> I have just noticed a separate issue, a UDF iso image connected to the
>>> vista vm has a single file visible readme.txt which states that the OS
>>> needs to support UDF to see the content, I am not sure if that was the
>>> case before i installed the drivers, is it a known problem/effect ?
>>> Would it be solved by using the "device hiding patch" that James
>>> mentioned?
>> Yes, because that just lets qemu do the cdrom/dvd device, and we already
>> know that that works. Maybe wait for 3.3.1 to be released before
>> applying that patch to it.
> I am running 3.3.1 rc4 on both of my Xen systems, I'd like to try the
> patch but it doesnt apply cleanly to that version, is there a version
> of the patch that does?

I was not applying the patch at the right stage, it does apply cleanly
apart from one change to vl.c which is already present in 3.3.1 rc4.

The emulated devices are still listed in device manager on my vista
vm, and the cdrom is still PV rather than qemu, I am investigating...
could be a problem with the gentoo ebuild I used to compile 3.3.1 rc4.


>> I wonder what the problem with gplpv emulating a udf cdrom/dvd is
>> though... it works under 2003 and XP.
>> James

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