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RE: [Xen-users] SOLUTION: GPL PV xen net settings

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Subject: RE: [Xen-users] SOLUTION: GPL PV xen net settings
From: "Dustin Henning" <Dustin.Henning@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:06:18 -0400
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        The vbd type is news to me.  You shouldn't have to do that, as the
GPLPV drivers should hide the rtl8139.  In the past, there was occasionally
an issue where the drivers wouldn't hide the HVM HD, causing corruption
because of parallel hard disks, but I don't recall such an issue with
networks at all.  Assuming the vbd type means pv only, then if there were a
type=vbd option for disk drives as well, that would prevent such a disaster,
and possibly (with a different installation procedure) allow for a
functional HVM CD-Rom drive in versions prior to 3.4.x (type=vbd on HD but
not CD-Rom, potentially along with a different, not necessarily existent
boot.ini setting).  I don't know whether or not the type option even exists
for HDs, or whether my theory is accurate regardless, but the thought is out
there now if anyone wants to mess with it.

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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michal Szamocki
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 07:23
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Subject: [Xen-users] SOLUTION: GPL PV xen net settings

I wasted a lot of time digging internet for how to make GPL PV xen net
drivers working on domU win2k3-sbs (xen-3.2). My problem was loosing IP
configuration because of parallel devices rtl8139 and xen net. After
vif = [ 'bridge=eth0,mac=00:16:3e:4a:0c:f4,type=vbd' ]
this problem has disappeared. Now windows sees only one network device.

Sorry for making noise if this is obvious for some of you.

Michał Szamocki
Aedificaremus Tibi

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