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Re: Running NetBSD-current in PV mode under Xen

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 08:05:28PM +0000, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to respond to and old pr of mine -
> - and
> went through the installation of XCP-NG (after I found out about the
> existence of this project and that Citrix has apparently changed some
> licensing conditions after XenServer 7.2). Latest -current works in
> HVM mode (after switching the network adapter emulation to e1000,
> modulo the weird mouse behaviour under X, but I am not bothered about
> it). If I switch the system to PV mode following the method described
> in the above pr, the machine apparently starts and in some 10-15
> seconds stops, without showing any console. I checked through the
> XCP-NG log files, but could not iodentify anythin obvious (I may have
> missed stuff - they are copious).
> I seem to recall a relatively recent discussion about NetBSD not
> working any more under AWS PV - some parameter needed to be modified,
> but could not find a reference; could that be related?

probably, unless you're using a Xen kernel from pkgsrc you have to boot
Xen with pv-linear-pt=true

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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