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Configuring Xen 4.0.1 & 2.6.32.23 pvops kernel for stable networking with OpenIndiana/OpenSolaris

[ Thanks to Boris
Derzhavets
for this link. ]

“This post is targeting pvops kernel 2.6.32.23
configuration close to 2.6.34.7 aka Suse 11.3 Xenified kernel. This
config by some reasons allows OpenSolaris134/OpenIndiana147 PV
Guest obtain IP address pretty stable on systems Xen 4.0.1 &
PVOPS like it happens on OpenSuse 11.3 with Xen Hypervisor upgraded
up to 4.0.1 and the most recent XenLinux 2.6.34.7 kernel. PVOPS
systems with mentioned bellow drivers hard linked to the kernel
have permanent trouble with providing IP via DHCP request,issued by
OSOL/OI_147 PV guest, to this guest at least through my experience.
Actually , only xen-netback module loaded separately from kernel is
important. I just tried to change traditional PVOPS config ,
working perfectly for Linux guests, a bit more then usual and see
what happens. The last step obviously requires changing
xen-backend.rules. Testing has been done on top of Ubuntu 10.04.1
Server.”


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