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port-xen/52389: NetBSD EC2 images should use HVM with PV drivers

>Number:         52389
>Category:       port-xen
>Synopsis:       NetBSD EC2 images should use HVM with PV drivers
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-xen-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jul 10 11:30:00 +0000 2017
>Originator:     Benny Siegert
The NetBSD Foundation
From Colin Percival on port-xen@:

I noticed a few days ago that the EC2 images you provide
and the build instructions
are for PV mode.  As a result, those images won't run on any of the
modern EC2 instance types -- EC2 has moved to HVM (or more precisely,
HVM with paravirtual and/or SR-IOV devices).

If any of you want are interested in modernizing your EC2 offering, I'll
be happy to help; as the maintainer of the FreeBSD/EC2 platform, I've
probably tripped over many of the same issues you'll encounter.  And if
we can get a better NetBSD offering in EC2, it might help to get them to
stop classifying BSDs as "other Linux"...


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