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Re: [win-pv-devel] [Xen-devel] PVL XenNet inf

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From: Xen-devel [mailto:xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dominic 
Sent: 10 May 2016 06:25
To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Xen-devel] PVL XenNet inf


In the latest build of XenNet for Windows (April 1st 2016), it does not connect 
automatically to the network card.  I found that the devide IDs are not right 
in the inf file, they are :
they should be :

Hi Dominic,

No they should not. XENNET does not bind directly the to the PDOs created by 
XENBUS; there is a class driver called XENVIF which fits in between. See slide 
13 of the presentation at 
http://www.xenproject.org/developers/teams/windows-pv-drivers.html for a 
diagram of how the Xen Project Windows PV drivers fit together.

Also, this driver, and the one before that one, both do not start and gives an 
error 10.  Nothing in the logs of Windows, so I do not know what else to do.  
This virtual computer had GPLPV previously.

Did you completely clean the GPLPV drivers from the VM before attempting to use 
Xen Project drivers? If not then you likely have a whole load of conflicts 
which are going to be hard to pick apart. I suggest you try to get your VM into 
a completely clean state first... i.e. remove any oemX.inf packages you find 
from driver store, remove any PV driver .sys files from system32 and blow away 
any service keys for those drivers from the registry. Once you have done that 
rebooted you can then start installing Xen Project PV drivers one at a time.
I suggest starting with XENBUS and then rebooting to make sure it becomes 
active; that means making sure it creates PDOs and starts logging (it logs via 
the Xen fixed I/O port 0x12, which is echoed to stderr by a suitably configured 
QEMU). Once you have got to that stage then you should be able to install the 
rest of the drivers: XENVIF (network class), XENNET (network device), XENVBD 
(storage class) and XENIFACE (user interface).

I'm running xen 4.5.3.

That should be fine. I believe the drivers will function with any Xen from 3.4 


Best regards,
Dominic Russell
MSI Bureautique inc.
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