RE: [Xen-users] Problems with GPLPV network latency
I'm sure James will have a more complete answer for you I'm sure but
here is a quick summary:
For Windows VMs:
Timer_mode = 1 (Correct mode for Windows, newer versions of Xen default
HPET = 1 or HPET = 0 (I think Server 2008 can use HPET timer but correct
me if I'm wrong)
Viridian = 1 (For Xen 3.4+ and Server 2008 or newer VMs)
Also, APIC = 0 (For single CPU only, may break or cause reinstall and I
have not tried this with Windows)
[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nick
Sent: 09 June 2010 13:34
To: james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Problems with GPLPV network latency
What config options adjust the timer in Xen?
>>> "James Harper" 06/08/10 7:30 PM >>>
> I see some of the same behavior - pings from my Windows-based domUs
> PV drivers have seemingly random latency times from < 1 ms to more
> ms. The funny thing is that I *know* this isn't the actual latency,
> would notice a ping taking 8 seconds to get back - it happens very,
> rapidly. There must be something in the GPL PV network driver code
> supposed to (help) compute this that is malfunctioning.
I think you can mitigate this by fiddling with the timer options in your
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