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Re: [Xen-users] HVM or PV

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] HVM or PV
From: Geert Janssens <info@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:10:24 +0200
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On Thursday 13 August 2009, brun wrote:
> Ronaldo Zacarias Afonso wrote:
> > Well, I have a suggestion that could works out if you are running your
> > image in a Intel or AMD processor.Try looking at /proc/cpuinfo.
> > If you don't find a flag like these:
> >
> > For Intel: vmx
> > For AMD: svm
> >
> > I'm almost pretty sure you have a PV Xen.
> Well, there is no flag. So is this definitely not hvm, or just unlikely
> hvm?

I'm just an average xen user, but I'm not really sure this is a valid or 
reliable test. I have got a Dual CPU, dual core AMD Opteron 221 machine 
running xen. So I would expect the svm flag in /proc/cpuinfo. I don't see it, 
neither in dom0, nor in any of my PV domUs.



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