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Re: [Libguestfs] a patch that disable vmware tools services on virt-v2v



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard W.M. Jones [mailto:rjones redhat com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 2:00 PM
> To: Amos Benari
> Cc: libguestfs redhat com
> Subject: Re: [Libguestfs] a patch that disable vmware tools services on
> virt-v2v
> 
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 06:53:54AM -0400, Amos Benari wrote:
> > After applying the patch windows guest came up with no error in the
> event
> > log.
> 
> > +[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Parport]
> > +"Start"=dword:00000004
> 
> Disabling the parallel port?
> 
> I would say this is a separate and unrelated bug in virt-v2v: either
> virt-v2v should enable the parallel port under KVM in the same way as
> it is configured in VMWare (if that's possible) or it should
> separately disable it.
> 
> The rest of the patch looks fine, but I'm leery of including the
> change to the parallel port driver.
> 
> If we don't disable the parport driver what are the consequences?
> Simply an error in a log file and an unusable parport?  Or is there a
> more user-visible change?

The issue is the same as we have with vmware tools. Windows shows an
ugly message on first logon saying 'one or more services failed to start' 
and an error on the system event log.

I don't know what can be done with the parallel port in a vm. I am not
sure it's useful in any way.

Amos
   
> 
> Rich.
> 
> PS. Your mailer sets the content-type of attachments to
> application/octet-stream which makes it hard to reply to your patches
> inline.
> 
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