[CentOS-virt] OpenBSD 4.5 in HVM domU network timeouts

Sergey Smirnov sergey.a.smirnov at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 23:41:17 UTC 2009

Hi all,

I am trying to install openbsd 4.5 amd64 in HVM domU.
dom0 runs CentOS 5.3 x86_64 with xen 3.4.0

During installation process everything is looks good except network..
When I've configured the network parameters I began to receive
multiple messages like this -

re0: watchdog timeout

and ping from dom0 to that domU is looks awesome:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=3764 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=2756 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=1756 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=5756 ms
--- ping statistics ---
974 packets transmitted, 972 received, 0% packet loss, time 972996ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1831.964/3849.323/7833.997/1421.748 ms, pipe 8

Does anybody know what's the problem? Is there any workaround?
I've googled for something about "model=ne2k_pci" options in xen
domain config, but haven't tried it yet (installation still in the
progress..). Any hints?


Sergey Smirnov
email/xmpp: Sergey.A.Smirnov at Gmail.com

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