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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen 4.3 development update CODE FREEZE HAS_BEGUN

On 16/04/13 16:16, George Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM, George Dunlap
> <George.Dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> * Default to QEMU upstream
>>  > Add "intel-hda" to xmexample file, since it works with 64-bit Win7/8
>>  - qemu-based stubdom (Linux or BSD libc)
>>    owner: anthony@citrix
>>    status: in progress
>>    prognosis: ?
>>    qemu-upstream needs a more fully-featured libc than exists in
>>    mini-os.  Either work on a minimalist linux-based stubdom with
>>    glibc, or port one of the BSD libcs to minios.
> Anthony, what's the status on this?

I'm close to send patches for it, and it should be sent before the end
of this week.

But it will be more of a tech preview I suppose, as I did not try to
have the vga working, yet.

> At the moment we default to qemu-upstream if the DM is running in
> dom0, and to qemu-traditional if we're running in a stubdom.  What
> that means is that if someone installs the "normal" way, and then
> decides to upgrade to qemu stub domains, then their qemu version will
> downgrade.
> Just as a data point: I installed Windows XP on qemu-upstream, and
> then switched to qemu-default.  XP booted, but a bunch of the devices,
> including the VGA and the ethernet, changed and wanted new driver
> installed.  But it didn't have an ethernet driver, so it couldn't
> download the drivers from the web.  (Presumably if it had had PV tools
> installed it wouldn't have been an issue.)
> So not terrible, but not great: I would still really like to get this
> in if we can.
> Thoughts?

Anthony PERARD

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