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Fwd: Re: [Xen-users] Benchmarking GPL PV Drivers for Windows between 0.9

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Subject: Fwd: Re: [Xen-users] Benchmarking GPL PV Drivers for Windows between 0.9.11-pre13 and
From: jim burns <jim_burn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 19:01:50 -0400
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Subject: UNS: Re: [Xen-users] Benchmarking GPL PV Drivers for Windows between 
0.9.11-pre13 and
Date: Tue July 7 2009
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
To: jim burns <jim_burn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 05:29:59AM -0400, jim burns wrote:
> On Tue July 7 2009 2:50:26 am Pasi wrote:
> > Also you might be interested of the wiki page I made yesterday:
> > http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenDom0Kernels
> > I've been successfully using Fedora 10 and Fedora 11 with pv_ops dom0
> > myself.. there are still some bugs and issues,
> Like what? So I know what to expect. Thanx.

if you're using 32bit PAE dom0, then enabling CONFIG_HIGHPTE will cause kernel
crashes.. there's a race in xet_set_pte() (iirc). There's a hacky fix/patch,
but not proper patch yet. Jeremy is working on it.

64b dom0 should work without that problem.

Other than that the basic stuff should work now.. I'm using 32b PAE dom0
myself, and when I have CONFIG_HIGHPTE=n I'm able to run PV guests OK, 
install new guests using virt-install and/or virt-manager etc.

-- Pasi


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