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Re: [win-pv-devel] Question about testing new windows pv drivers on xenserver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fabio Fantoni [mailto:fabio.fantoni@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: 24 March 2016 12:49
> To: win-pv-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Paul Durrant
> Subject: Question about testing new windows pv drivers on xenserver
> Hi, I'm going crazy about many upgrade/remove pv drivers problems, and
> also other additional problem with windows 10 (big updates, ovmf pv disk
> only ecc...)
> I tried to do some fast tests with xenserver core and win pv drivers
> signed with installer included for see if the same problems are
> reproducible also with them or not.
> I downloaded and installed XenServer Dundee beta.3, I saw that use xen
> 4.6 but qemu seems still use the old traditional instead.
> I saw there is also the upstream one binary
> (/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-system-i386), I did a fast google search and I
> setted these in /etc/xenopsd.conf:
> qemu-system-i386=/usr/lib64/xen/bin/qemu-system-i386
> use-upstream-qemu=true
> And rebooted toolstack (xe-toolstack-restart) but seems it still using
> qemu traditional instead (looking ps and initial boot screen).
> I also tried:
> chkconfig --del xenopsd-xc
> chkconfig --add xenopsd-xenlight
> following
> https://lists.xenserver.org/sympa/arc/xs-devel/2014-01/msg00035.html
> but trying to start the vm (with xe vm-start vm=...) the command
> "freeze" without output and I found nothing in logs.
> Is there anywhere an howto about using the upstream qemu with
> xenserver?

In short, I'm pretty sure you can't. However, if you ask this question on the 
xs-devel list (at xenserver.org) then someone from the toolstack team may be 
able to advise how you might do it.

> I also tried to do a fast install of a windows 7 domU using xencenter
> and installing pv driver from guest-tools.iso  but I not understand if
> are the new one (>=8.1) or older, based on version I found seems older,
> or I'm wrong? In that case where I can find newer driver signed and
> including installer (if exist) for doing some fast tests?

The tech. preview 3 drivers are the 8.1 drivers.

> My goal would be to test on xenserver with qemu upstream, new pv driver
> (at least 8.1) signed with complete installer to see whether or not
> there are the same problems that I have with xen and pv drivers
> individual not signed.

Why do you need upstream QEMU?


> Thanks for any reply and sorry for my bad english.

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