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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] virtinst: acpi/apic == FALSE for Windows XP



On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 04:50:59PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 07/05/2009 08:27 AM, Guido Günther wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 04, 2009 at 06:09:01PM +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> virtinst has:
> >>
> >> "winxp":{ "label": "Microsoft Windows XP (x86)",
> >>                   "acpi": False, "apic": False },
> >>
> >> I couldn't find any reason for this in the hg logs and
> >>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=512439
> > The correct URL is:
> >   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533201
> > Cheers,
> >  -- Guido
> > 
> 
> AFAIK this was done because windows installs on xen used to choke if ACPI was
> enabled. There is an old wiki page corroborating that here, no idea if it is
> still relevant, or if there were other issues at play:
> 
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenWindowsACPI
> 

I think that's obsolete and nowadays ACPI (and APIC) should be enabled for
Xen Windows guests.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

-- Pasi

> I'm pretty sure the KVM maintainer has indicated we should enable ACPI
> unconditionally these days, so I'd take a patch for that.
> 
> Thanks,
> Cole
> 


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