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Re: [Xen-users] GPLPV (9.11pre20) inWin2003x64onXenServerEnterprise 5.0

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] GPLPV (9.11pre20) inWin2003x64onXenServerEnterprise 5.0 (CD drive missing)
From: Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 15:49:53 +0100
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On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 8:11 AM, James Harper
<james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> We have the similar problem with GPLV 0.9.12.-pre13) with Window 2003
> R2
>> (32bits) server on Xen 3.3.1.
>> 1) after we bootup with GPLV, we no longer see CDROM driver with the
> same
>> xen configuration for the HVM
>> 2) after manually attached the driver with running VM using xm
> block-attach
>> command, the cdrom driver shows up. However, there is no way to
> detach/eject
>> the cdrom.
>> 3) If I use xm block-configure command to point to another ISO file,
> the
>> content of CDROM keeps the same as the previous one.
>> 4) I tried using xenstore-write to point to another file, the content
> of
>> CDROM does not change either.
>> 5) If I xm block-detach the driver, it will take a long time for the
> command
>> to return (during this time, the domain0 appears frozen, and I even
> can not
>> login into the domain0 from another terminal.) Very often, this
> operation
>> causes BSOD of the VM.
>> Are there any solution or workaround of this?  I need a way to
> programmly
>> detach and re-attach the CDROM.
>> thanks,
>> dex
> Under Xen 3.4, GPLPV should behave a little differently. The qemu
> devices will be hidden by qemu itself, meaning no yellow exclamation
> marks. Additionally, GPLPV will not provide a driver for CDROM devices,
> and qemu will leave the CDROM device enabled, so eject etc should still
> work.
> I have only tested it with 3.3.1 + the patch that went into 3.4, not
> with 3.4 itself, so I haven't personally verified that it works as
> described.
> James

I am using gplpv with Xen 3.4 and can report that device hiding works
as described.


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