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[Xen-devel] RE: [Xen-users] first binary release of GPL Windows PV drive

To: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] RE: [Xen-users] first binary release of GPL Windows PV drivers
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 18:59:51 +1100
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] first binary release of GPL Windows PV drivers
Just realised I forgot a redistributable WDF file. If Windows complains
about a missing file when you try and install it then grab
http://www.meadowcourt.org/WindowsXenPV-0.1.0a.zip instead.

(wait a couple of minutes though, it's uploading now)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-
> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Harper
> Sent: Monday, 19 November 2007 17:58
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] first binary release of GPL Windows PV drivers
> I've just uploaded the first binary "it works for me" release of the
> Windows PV drivers I've been developing. The binary was compiled for
> windows 2003 32-bit, so it will probably only work on that. It also
> definitely doesn't work under Xen 3.0.4, so you'll probably need 3.1.0
> or 3.1.1.
> Compiling for XP 32-bit will probably 'just work'. Compiling for 2000
> might work. Anything 64-bit just hasn't been tested.
> You can download it at
> Please read the README and INSTALL documents in the zip file and
> don't try it on any production environment (I'd even be wary of trying
> it on a physical machine that has production DomU's on it)... it just
> hasn't had that much testing yet, although it hasn't wrecked any of my
> filesystems in a very long time (weeks) or crashed any DomU's in a
> (days). I've only just convinced Windows to put a swap file on there
> too...
> I'd be very interested to hear about any performance testing anyone
> (real numbers or just "it feels faster/slower with PV than without").
> >From the testing I've done, large-block-size benchmarks appear a bit
> faster and with heaps less CPU load. My test machine isn't
> fast though.
> Don't be afraid to ask questions if you have any trouble installing...
> I'm not known for writing good documentation :) Please keep
> install-related questions to the -users list though.
> Someone is working on PV network drivers too.
> Enjoy!
> James
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