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Re: Utility of PV on non-obsolete hardware

On 9 April 2019 2:22:00 AM MYT, T <bobs%thelibertytree.org@localhost> wrote:
>On 4/4/19 11:14 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> A good start would be someone who is running PVHVM or HVM mode
>sending a
>> note to this list with:
>>    which netbsd and xen versions support what they are doing, or
>>    versions they know support it
>>    what goes in the config file that's different from the (pv)
>> We don't need anything fancy.  Somebody who understands who takes 5
>> minutes to send the above message, and somebody willing to edit the
>> for 15 minutes is all we are talking about.
>I've been using HVM mode with a [Xen 4.11(from pkgsrc)/NetBSD 8.0 
>Dom0/LVM storage backend] setup because PV mode resulted in to many 
>problems. For my particular use case, I need to be able to access the
>GUIs from the VMs. This could not be done with NetBSD 8.0 in PV mode, 
>because the Xen vfb does not appear to be supported. HVM mode had to be
>used for that reason alone. Trying to install NetBSD 8.0 in PV mode
>a mounted ISO would have lengthy freeze ups during the sysinst process 
>for whatever reason.

I have come across this too but haven't been able to debug it. I'm guessing you didn't see this on HVM installs and later on PV run time ?



Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

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