[CentOS-virt] VirtIO with CentOS 5.4
fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Thu Jan 21 21:08:40 UTC 2010
Bill McGonigle wrote:
> Hi, all,
> I'm attempting to run a Windows 2003 (32-bit) VM under CentOS 5.4,
> generally following:
ARGHH ... forget that page as it was written during the first kvm tests
and ïsn't current anymore
for accurate documentation (as http://www.centos.org/docs is outdated
and doesn't even cover kvm)
> I've seen nice performance benefits with the VirtIO driver under Fedora,
> so I'd like to get that running with CentOS as well. I have the
> September drivers build .iso.
> According to:
> I need a KVM version 60 or later - fair enough. Back at the wiki
> there's a note about later KVM in -testing, and sure enough there's a
> -66 there, but it's only built for an old kernel.
> I got that SRPM and tried to build it against the current kernel, but
> get kmod build errors, ala:
> error: redefinition of typedef 'bool'
> warning: "__aligned" redefined
> The wiki also has a note about -84 being in Levente Farkas's repo, but
> those don't appear to be there any longer.
> So, questions:
> 1) what are folks generally using for VirtIO-capable KVM on CentOS 5.4?
The standard kvm from 5.4 and not the *old* one from extras
> 2) given that the upstream has Windows drivers available, I'm curios how
> they're handling the issue, and if we're in sync.
> 3) does anybody have the SRPM that was at Farkas's repo or know if it
> went elsewhere? I assume the build issues have been solved there already.
> I'd be happy to update the Wiki with info from responses here.
test -e /dev/human/brain || ( echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq ; echo c >
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