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

I'd be happy to update the wiki page for GPLPV.  I've created an account but the page says it is immutable.
How do I get enough access to modify that page?

Also, can you provide more info about the vif = line in regards to PV drivers.
Are you saying I actually need to put in a mac address like this?
(e.g. vif = ['mac=aa:00:00:00:00:11'])

As I understand it, that's only useful for DHCP so that you get the same IP address.  Surely that won't stop the PV drivers from operating?

If someone could point me to information regarding virtual networks and PV drivers I'd be happy to put that in there. What's really not clear to me is
how the PV drivers and the vif line interact (if at all).

On 8 September 2011 06:21, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx> wrote:
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    There seems to be an outdated page to use PV drivers here: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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