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



Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> 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.

You are probably correct, although testing (especially on things like RHEL-5
Xen) is in order before making the change for Xen as well.

-- 
Chris Lalancette


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