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RE: [Xen-users] Re: [Xen-devel] And another gplpv update

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  • From: Joshua Kinard <joshua.kinard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Re: [Xen-devel] And another gplpv update

Windows Server 2008 R2 is basically Windows 7 in server mode.

MS Uses the same underlying kernel architecture for both their consumer 
releases and server releases now, the goal they've been chasing since the 
release of Windows 2000.  That was NT 5.0.  XP was NT 5.1, Server 2003 [R2] was 
NT 5.2, and Vista was initially NT 6.0.  Reportedly (MS has never confirmed 
this), Vista SP1 was the final alignment, and they swapped in Server 2008's 
kernel code, making the build 6.0.6001 as of Vista SP1 and Server 2008 SP1 (it 
was released as SP1).  SP2 is 6.0.6002.

Now, Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are both NT 6.1.  They should be matched at 
this point, and will enable MS to focus a lot more on fixing/patching/securing 
a single codebase, instead of the disparate lines they used to have.

Kind of an extension of the information at this URL:


From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Fajar A. Nugraha 
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:06 AM
To: Xen User-List
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Re: [Xen-devel] And another gplpv update

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Andrew Lyon<andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've also tested the drivers on windows 2008r2 and windows 7 and they
> seem to work perfectly :).

Slightly off-topic, how does 2008r2 related to 2008?
Can 2008 users update to 2008r2 (like RHEL 5.2 -> 5.3), or are they
essentially two different products with separate, incompatible

I have several Win2008 domUs which works fine, using an older version
of GPLPV. If the next update (SP2 or later updates) would bring it to
2008r2, it means I have to update GPLPV first before updating Windows
(automatic update is disabled).


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