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Re: [Xen-users] Using the Xen GPLPV drivers

On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 09:47:45PM +1200, Matthew Hook wrote:
>    There seems to be an outdated page to use PV drivers here:
>    [1]http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenWindowsGplPv
>    I'd be great if that could be updated.

Feel free to update the wiki page!

>    After installing the PV drivers in windows I didn't notice any difference
>    in performance at all.  Windows says the drivers are working.
>    Some more searching and reading and it appears that I do actually need to
>    make some changes to my windows config file.
>    So, I changed my disk line from:
>      disk = [ 'tap2:tapdisk:aio:/home/xen/xenwin7.img,hda,w']
>    to:
>      disk = [ 'tap2:tapdisk:aio:/home/xen/xenwin7.img,xvda,w' ]
>    According to the windows experience index disk performance is now several
>    points better!


>    I've also changed the line:
>       vif = [ 'type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr0' ]
>    to
>       vif = [ '' ]
>    Is this all I need to do to fully enable PV drivers?

You should always the the MAC specified on the vif line..

-- Pasi

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