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[Xen-users] Xen - Linux PV on HVM drivers

Hi Guys,

Is there a way to get Xen PV-on-HVM drivers for Linux HVM guests working on ubuntu server 11.04 x86_64?

I had a read of http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenLinuxPVonHVMdrivers and found out:

"Xen PV-on-HVM drivers were merged to upstream kernel.org Linux 2.6.36, and various optimizations added in Linux 2.6.37"

I assume this means that every kernel since 2.3.36 has the code merged in?

I am using Ubuntu server on my Xen HVM VPS. It would be nice to use the PV drivers for HVM to take advantage of performance improvements.

I am running a custom kernel and have enabled Xen support in the kernel (under "Processor type and features" -> "Paravirtualized guest support" -> "Xen guest support"

However it appears this is not working, it's not using the PV-on-HVM drivers (still using the QEMU detected stuff).

root@srv:/usr/src/linux# dmesg | grep -i xen

Linux version (root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) (gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-8ubuntu4) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jun 19 16:41:16 EST 2011
DMI: Xen HVM domU, BIOS 3.4.3 01/22/2011
ACPI: RSDP 00000000000ea020 00024 (v02 Xen)
ACPI: XSDT 00000000fc006060 00034 (v01 Xen HVM 00000000 HVML 00000000)
ACPI: FACP 00000000fc005ee0 000F4 (v04 Xen HVM 00000000 HVML 00000000)
ACPI: DSDT 00000000fc002c40 0321F (v02 Xen HVM 00000000 INTL 20090220)
ACPI: APIC 00000000fc005fe0 00080 (v02 Xen HVM 00000000 HVML 00000000)
XENFS: not registering filesystem on non-xen platform


root@srv:/usr/src/linux# lspci | grep -i xen
00:03.0 Unassigned class [ff80]: XenSource, Inc. Xen Platform Device (rev 01)
is there extra kernel params needed to make this work?

Any info to point me in the right direction appreciated.


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