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Re: [Xen-users] RE: Xen 3.4.0, windows 2003 R2 installation crashes

James Harper wrote:
After I installed the GPLPV drivers into a Windows XP SP3 DomU, it
reliably hang my Dom0 right when the XP boot changed from the row of
little white bars to the graphical boot screen.

What version of GPLPV?

0.9.12 pre-13.  That was the latest as of about a week ago.

Possibly my problem has to do with my Dom0 kernel, which is the git-tip/next Linux, again as of about a week ago, along with the release 3.4.0 Xen kernel.

When I do file a bug report, I'll attach my Linux kernel build .config to the report.

The XP is an OEM SP3 CD - that is, Service Pack 3 was already applied to the Windows installer, rather than applied by me after installation.

Without the GPLPV, XP works reliably but was unusably slow. I even tried moving it to a physical partition, but that didn't affect the performance any.

BeOS 5 Pro also works reliably as an HVM DomU, but is *profoundly* slow - taking more than twenty minutes to boot, and menus taking a couple minutes to open after clicking on them.

Ironically, BeOS is a remarkably efficient operating system; it was always snappy and responsive when installed directly on my 150 MHz PowerPC 604 Mac. (It supports both x86 and PowerPC.)

I had great hopes of hosting a whole bunch of different operating systems under Xen to aid in my development of a cross-platform audio application, but in its present state it's just not going to work for me. At least for now, I've moved to VirtualBox - which has its problems too, but at least the guests aren't so slow.

But I'm happy to do whatever I can to help get Xen to the point where it *could* serve my needs.

Michael David Crawford

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