Subject: Re: no fdc driver for XEN0 configuration?
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-xen
Date: 02/20/2006 20:50:13
On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 08:43:23PM +0100, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> Hi,
> the configuration file XEN0 does not contain definitions for fdc? or fd?.
> There is "isa0 at pcib" and "isa0 at hypervisor" so why can a domain0
> running NetBSD not use the floppy drive? Is this just an oversight?

If I remember properly, it's because the floppy drive needs ISA DMA,
which is not implemented in NetBSD/Xen (I don't know the details of
ISA DMA so I don't know if Xen can do it or not, and I don't remember if
a linux kernel sees it under Xen 2.0.x).

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