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[Xen-devel] Re: 32E (64bit) VMX keyboard is out of control, if given an

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: 32E (64bit) VMX keyboard is out of control, if given an addition 'hde'
From: Anthony Liguori <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:01:16 -0500
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On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 15:53:34 +0800, You, Yongkang wrote:

> Hi,
> This issue only happens on my IA32E VMX domain. IA32 VMX domain is okay.
> I am trying VBD disk in IA32E VMX domain. I used following disk
> configuration to create an IA32E VMX domain.
>       disk = [ 'file:/mnt/disk1.img,hda,w', 'file:/mnt/disk2.img,hde,w' ]

I don't think hde is a valid disk drive for HVM.  QEMU only emulates a
standard IDE controller which would only allow 4 disks (hda, hdb, hdc,
hdd).  AFAIK, Xen has not added an additional IDE controller.

Sounds like we're not doing appropriate error checking somewhere...


Anthony Liguori

> After creating VMX, its keyboard can not be used properly. For example, if
> pressing 'Backspace', it shows 'm'; if pressing 'Enter', it just said
> Unknown key pressed.
> If I didn't set 'hde', or just change 'hde' to 'hdd', everything is okay.
> Could anyone help to reproduce and explain this strange issue?
> Best Regards,
> Yongkang (Kangkang)

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