FreeBSD PVHVM call for testing

Roger Pau Monné roger.pau at
Fri May 17 00:43:51 UTC 2013

On 16/05/13 19:55, Colin Percival wrote:
> On 05/13/13 11:32, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>> Right now the code is in a state where it can be tested by users, so we
>> would like to encourage FreeBSD and Xen users to test it and provide
>> feedback.
>> The code is available in the following git repository, under the branch
>> pvhvm_v5:
>> Also, I've created a wiki page that explains how to set up a FreeBSD
>> PVHVM for testing:
> I built a XENHVM kernel with this code on EC2, and it hanged after
>> xenbusb_front0: <Xen Frontend Devices> on xenstore0
> With a XENHVM kernel from FreeBSD HEAD the next line after that is
>> xbd0: 10240MB <Virtual Block Device> at device/vbd/768 on xenbusb_front0
> Any ideas?

Hello Colin,

Thanks for testing this on EC2, could you post the full dmesg? So I can
see the hypervisor version and if the PV timer is loaded or not.


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