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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH 12/13] Unplug emulated disks and nics
Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2010, Don Dutile wrote:
>> The problem with this check/enable is that if you run
>> this on an older qemu-xen that doesn't have unplug support,
>> it fails pv-hvm configuration.
>> But, all that means is that you can't use an xvd as the boot device,
>> and you have to use an emulated IDE device as boot device.
>> There are a couple ways to configure the vnif correctly (in guest
>> or in xen guest config file).
>> So, on an older (say, rhel5) xen, I don't have this check;
>> the boot device is required to be spec'd as hda, not vda, and
>> xen-blkfront is not allowed to configure blk major nums
>> for IDE (& SCSI) (to avoid 2 drivers twiddling w/same phys backend... not
> Who is requiring that the boot device is spec'd as hda and not xvda?
> I don't think there is such limitation in xend or libxl at the moment.
If you take a previous xen HVM guest spec & just run it on a guest
that has pv-hvm added to it, then one has hda spec'd as boot device (by default,
by not editing the guest config spec/file).
Ideally, both config specs should/would work.
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