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Re: [Xen-devel] GPLPV drivers for windows 0.9.12-pre3

To: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] GPLPV drivers for windows 0.9.12-pre3
From: "David Parsley" <parsley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:09:10 -0500
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On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 6:30 AM, James Harper
<james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've just uploaded 0.9.12-pre3 to www.meadowcourt.org/downloads
> It fixes some save/restore problems for me which means migration might
> work.
> Also implemented is some rx irq moderation code. It's off by default but
> can be enabled in the advanced settings of the adapter. I haven't yet
> done any real performance testing, but I imagine it will need some
> tweaking to be effective.
> All feedback appreciated.

I had tried the GPL PV drivers a while back on a VM, and they're still
installed.  Is it necessary to uninstall old drivers before upgrading
to new?  Are there still instructions for manual uninstall available
somewhere?  I tried installing the last release, and my VM
bluescreened on boot, but it's fine (if slow) booting without /GPLPV.

I'd love to try these on my VM, but it would be nice to have some kind
of README on install issues, the /GPLPV boot flag, etc.   Maybe that
exists, I just don't know where to find it?

Thanks a ton for all your work on this, these drivers are sorely needed.

David L. Parsley
Manager of Network Services, Bridgewater College
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants"
- Isaac Newton

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