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

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL by xennet.sys, Server 2008 x64
From: Mike Williams <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 01:57:29 +0100
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Hi James,

I'm not actively using IPv6, so I disabled the IPv6 item on the network 
connection. Same BSOD.
0.10.98-dontuse, as suggested by Andrew, following your instructions, does not 
BSOD. IPv6 (which works correct, BTW) or not.

On the subject of 98-dontuse, can it work with "disable driver signature 
enforcement" too? Test Mode in the corners is ugly.


On Friday 04 September 2009 23:34:34 James Harper wrote:
> Are you actively using ipv6? It might be a while since I tested that much
> James
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Mike Williams"<mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: 5/09/09 5:32:12 AM
> To: "Xen List"<xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [Xen-users] DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL by xennet.sys,Server
> 2008 x64
> 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 great.
> 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).
> Thanks

Mike Williams

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