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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1.1 0/4] Xen: Fix PV-on-HVM

On Tue, 15 May 2012, Anthony PERARD wrote:
> In the context of PV-on-HVM under Xen, the emulated nics are supposed to be
> unplug before the guest drivers are initialized. This mean that there must be
> unplug without the consent of the guest.
> Without this patch series, the guest end up with two nics with the same MAC,
> the emulated nic and the PV nic.
> I tried few other path before to submite these patches:
>   - delayed the hot unplug in QEMU until the guest initialize the hotplug.
>     => the guest unplug the nic only after the driver initialized it. That's a
>       bit late.
>   - delayed the call to unplug the emulated device until pci_acpi_init is 
> called
>     => this is worse, the pv disc does not show up and the guest does not 
> boot.
> In order to achive this fix, these patches introduce a new hotplug state only
> used in acpi_piix4, and a new qdev callback force_unplug.
> Would it be possible to have this fix in the next release?

I would be in favor for having this fix in 1.1.

Apart from the two comments I sent, I think that the patch series looks

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