Thanks for taking time to read this post. It's a fairly long winded
tale of confusion, but here goes:
* I originally installed FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE fine working under 100%
HVM. Using the GENERIC kernel with xen's qemu
* I trashed the box (kind of willingly, it's been a while since I've
had the pleasure of FreeBSD and think of it as my first pancake)
* Reinstalled. Networking failed. I had no idea why. Several weeks
past, I finally got networking back working after about 20-30 install
* Setup the box properly.
* Did some changes throughout the dom0/domu's - I had originally had
the vcpu's pinned to physical cpu's and all this mojo. I found that
my load averages on the dom0 were significantly lower when the vcpu's
were bound to 'any physical' -- but that's beside the point. The
point is, FreeBSD changed vcpu's from 1 to 2 - and networking stopped.
* I honestly thought it surely was something else. I triple-checked
and confirmed, when vcpu=1, networking worked as expected. When vcpu
was >1, networking failed with a vauge .. em0 (or re0, see below) ..
watchdog timeout spewing all over.
If you take a look at my configuration below, I originally had
model=e1000 in the vif, which I *thought* was what made it work
originally. I was apprently wrong. vcpu pinning doesn't matter.
Essentially, if it has more than 1 (v)cpu's, networking fails.
The dom0 is running NetBSD -CURRENT [current there is just like
current here], on an Intel i7. I could try the -current branch or
using the xenhvm kernel/drivers. I'm fairly sure the latter may help
the situation, but honestly I'm just a bit bothered by the strangeness
of this "bug". Does anyone else have any suggestions on what I
should try next?
Thanks for your time, Ben
memory = 2048
kernel = "/usr/pkg/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
device_model = '/usr/pkg/libexec/qemu-dm'
disk = [
boot = 'cd'
#vif=[ 'type=ioemu,bridge=bridge0,model=e1000,mac=00:16:3e:4f:bb:78' ]
vif=[ 'type=ioemu,bridge=bridge0,mac=00:16:3e:4f:bb:78' ]
vnc = 1
vncdisplay = 2
vnclisten = "22.214.171.124"
vncpasswd = "removed"
on_reboot = 'restart'
on_crash = 'restart'
usbdevice = 'tablet'
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