[Spice-devel] What are these directories on virtio-win-0.1-81.iso?

Christophe Fergeau cfergeau at redhat.com
Mon Sep 15 00:44:57 PDT 2014


On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 01:52:26PM -0700, ToddAndMargo wrote:
> I just downloaded virtio-win-0.1-81.iso from
>     http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/WindowsGuestDrivers/Download_Drivers
> Looking through the ISO, I find two directories: WLH and WNET.
> What are they?

WLH is short for Windows Longhorn which is was the codename for Windows
WNET is for Windows.net which was Windows 2003

> Also, I find a WXP and and XP directory.  Why two of them?

The ISO layout is a bit messy, some drivers end up in WXP, others in XP,
I don't think there's a very good reason for that.
You can find some mapping table in
mapping these directories names to more usual Windows versions:

    "winxp": {
        "netkvm": Driver("XP/x86", "XP/amd64", "(netkvm.*|readme.doc)"),
        "serial": Driver("Wxp/x86", "Wnet/amd64",
        "balloon": Driver("Wxp/x86", "Wnet/amd64",
        "block": Driver("Wxp/x86", "Wnet/amd64", "viostor.*"),
        "scsi": Driver("Wnet/x86", "Wnet/amd64", "vioscsi.*"),

"winxp" is the 'readable' name, and then you have:
{ driver name: Driver(32 bit location, 64 bit location, file list) }

Hope that helps,

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