On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM,  <talex5hang...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:33:53 PM UTC+1, Thomas Leonard wrote:
>> On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:08:11 AM UTC+1, Foppe de Haan wrote:
>> > On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00:20 AM UTC+2, Thomas Leonard wrote:
>> > > On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:32:11 PM UTC+1, Foppe de Haan wrote:
>> > > > Any clue why Windows 7 won't boot when I have MirageOS selected as the 
>> > > > firewall?
>> > >
>> > > I've never tried it. Do the mirage-firewall logs show anything 
>> > > interesting when you try to boot Windows?
>> >
>> > No, but I do have this log (guest-windows-dm). First log doesn't boot 
>> > (MirageOS), 2nd does (sys-firewall). Is that of any use?
>> Oh, that's more useful than I was expecting! Looks like the Windows boot 
>> process starts by running MiniOS! It's hanging at
>> close network: backend at /local/domain/4/backend/vif/79/0
>> I guess it asked the firewall to close the network, and never got a reply 
>> (because the firewall doesn't have any code to do that).
> OK, I finally got some time to look into this. I think this patch should fix 
> it (works for Linux HVM anyway):
> https://github.com/mirage/mirage-net-xen/pull/67
> I also made a patch that seems to let the firewall work with disposable VMs:
> https://github.com/mirage/mirage-net-xen/pull/68

Sweet :)

> Both are based on guesswork though - is the Xen netback protocol documented 
> somewhere?

In xen src:

netfront / netback in linux:

And a somewhat outdated but much more approachable introduction in
section 9.2 (starting p.169) of "The Definitive Guide to the Xen
Hypervisor" book in case you have access to it.

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