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Re: [Xen-users] DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL by xennet.sys, Server 2008

To: Mike Williams <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL by xennet.sys, Server 2008 x64
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Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 20:36:32 +0100
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On 4 Sep 2009, at 20:30, Mike Williams <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hey guys,

I'm trying to get a gentoo dom0 running on some new Nehalem boxes.
Our dozen or so existing servers run a xenified 2.6.21, but we can't get the
new Intel network chipset working with it.
So, I'm giving a pv_ops dom0 from xen-tip/master a go, and Xen 3.4.1 to go with it. rebase/master is a bit too bleeding edge for me. So far, it's working

Along with this, and the reason for the email, I need to get a 2008 Server x64
install going on one of these Nehalem servers.
After installing gplpv_fre_wlh_AMD64_0.10.0.86.msi, following a "workaround" (http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-users/2009-05/msg00533.html , no "new disk installed" prompt however) as soon as I do any network stuff (web browsing, windows update, etc) it BSODs with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and
restarts immediately, before being able to display anything.
Many attempts later I just caught the driver that "caused" the crash,
xennet.sys. Which kinda makes sense, seeing as it's using the network that
crashes it.
Boot NOGPLPV and it's perfectly fine.
I've done this now on two different installs, the second was completely updated, including SP2, taking several trips through windows updates, before
gplpv was installed.
The network is DHCP and stateless IPv6 autoconfigured, and 2008 gets both
addresses just fine.
Typically, I haven't seen anyone else seeing this problem. Am I the only one?

I have no particular compulsion to running xen-tip/master if that's the reason for the crash. The kernel just has to have support for the Intel 82576 NIC :) Being compilable by GCC 3.4.6 would be a bonus too (pv_ops 2.6.30+ aren't).


Mike Williams

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Try using the 0.10.98-dontuse msi that James recently announced on the list, the dontuse bit is just to stop people who have not read his posting so do check the list archives.


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