[PVE-User] 2.6.32 kernel - network adapters other than virtio don't work

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Wed Dec 23 10:43:20 CET 2009

> It is because when virtio is in use, OpenVZ's "fairsched" is disabled
> (which causes trouble for virtio network cards).
> 2.6.32 does not support OpenVZ, and therefore, kvm binary wants to use
> "fairsched", but doesn't find it and fails.
> The solution is to add a dummy virtio card along the other network card
> (e1000) etc. Then, kvm would not use "fairsched" and everything would
> start properly.
> Unless there are other workarounds I'm not aware of.

The new packages in the 'pvetest' repository do not need that hack.
They work with the 2.6.32 kernel out of the box.

- Dietmar

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