[CentOS-virt] Slightly OT: GPLPV driver selection.

Wed Sep 30 15:52:11 UTC 2009
Tait Clarridge <tait at clarridge.ca>

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 11:19 -0400, Centos wrote:
> I'm in the middle of a (re-)install on a domU and looking for quick 
> replies as too which GPLPV to use on a Windows 2008 Server install.
> Windows 32bit
> Xen/Centos 64bit (x86_64)
> The question is regarding whether the driver to load into Windows is for 
> "itself" (32bit) or the underlying hypervisor (x86_64) as in:
> ====
> There is now one download per platform/architecture, named as follows:
>      *  gplpv_<chk/fre>_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.msi
>      * chk is a 'checked' build which contains debug info (please use 
> these if you want any assistance in fixing bugs)
>      * fre is a 'free' build which contains no debug info
>      * platform is 'wxp' for XP, 'wnet' for 2003, and 'wlh' for Vista/2008
>      * arch is 'x86' for 32 bit and 'AMD64' for 64 bits
> ====
> Is the architecture ('<arch>') x86 (for the Windows domU 32bit 
> architecture) or x86_64 (for the arch version of Xen running)?
> I'm having a gray moment.

It happens.

The arch should be for the domU as it has to install drivers in the domU
only, not dom0.