Re: kvm: network problem with Solaris 10u8 guest

From: Avi Kivity
Date: Wed May 19 2010 - 13:09:44 EST

On 05/19/2010 04:46 PM, Harald Dunkel wrote:
Hi folks,

Please post kvm issues to the kvm mailing list.

I am trying to run Solaris 10u8 as a guest in kvm (kernel Problem: The virtual network devices don't work
with this Solaris version.

e1000 and pcnet work just by chance, as it seems. I can ping
the guest (even though some packets are lost). I cannot use
ssh to login.

rtl8139 and ne2k_pci are not even listed by "ifconfig -a" on
the guest.

Solaris 10u6 worked fine (using the e1000 emulation). Same for
the Linux guests.

Can anybody reproduce this problem?

Any helpful comment would be highly appreciated. Of course
I would be glad to help to track this down.

Does opensolaris exhibit the the same problems? If so, you can probably bisect the driver to find the change that broke the device. With that we can probably deduce if it is the device or driver that is broken, and what the issue is.

Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.

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