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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH] v2v: virtio-win: include *.dll too




----- Original Message -----
> From: "Amnon Ilan" <ailan redhat com>
> To: "Vadim Rozenfeld" <vrozenfe redhat com>, "Li Jin" <lijin redhat com>
> Cc: "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com>, "Roman Kagan" <rkagan virtuozzo com>, libguestfs redhat com, "Jeff
> Nelson" <jenelson redhat com>, "Yan Vugenfirer" <yvugenfi redhat com>, "Denis Lunev" <den virtuozzo com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:29:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] v2v: virtio-win: include *.dll too
> 
> 
> +Li Jin
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Vadim Rozenfeld" <vrozenfe redhat com>
> > To: "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com>
> > Cc: "Roman Kagan" <rkagan virtuozzo com>, libguestfs redhat com, "Amnon
> > Ilan" <ailan redhat com>, "Jeff Nelson"
> > <jenelson redhat com>, "Yan Vugenfirer" <yvugenfi redhat com>, "Denis
> > Lunev" <den virtuozzo com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:00:12 AM
> > Subject: Re: Fwd: [PATCH] v2v: virtio-win: include *.dll too
> > 
> > On Tue, 2015-11-17 at 19:44 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > I think one - maybe final? - problem.  How can I tell the difference
> > > between drivers for "client" versions of Windows (eg. Windows 7)
> > > and server versions of Windows (eg. Windows 2008 Server)?
> > > 
> > > It seems in many or most cases the drivers are identical, eg:
> > > 
> > > $ md5sum viostor/2k12/amd64/* viostor/w8/amd64/*
> > > bbe250c13bf891fd7292ccab9908a63a  viostor/2k12/amd64/viostor.cat
> > > c2fdfc6a47fdc9dd25242441cdf1a68e  viostor/2k12/amd64/viostor.inf
> > > 5ca2cadca2214b90196755dab06676f4  viostor/2k12/amd64/viostor.pdb
> > > 80c5ea60a69f37e965cb277383abd067  viostor/2k12/amd64/viostor.sys
> > > bbe250c13bf891fd7292ccab9908a63a  viostor/w8/amd64/viostor.cat
> > > c2fdfc6a47fdc9dd25242441cdf1a68e  viostor/w8/amd64/viostor.inf
> > > 5ca2cadca2214b90196755dab06676f4  viostor/w8/amd64/viostor.pdb
> > > 80c5ea60a69f37e965cb277383abd067  viostor/w8/amd64/viostor.sys
> > > 
> > > $ md5sum Balloon/2k12/amd64/* Balloon/w8/amd64/*
> > > d4104f08e674ab9def49d086d960349d  Balloon/2k12/amd64/balloon.cat
> > > 0325b7e0552e1567292eb6c1068fee18  Balloon/2k12/amd64/balloon.inf
> > > ac2116f04fd678d0e264f34e3bf90d1e  Balloon/2k12/amd64/balloon.pdb
> > > c975501dd5b43ade3717722b81acbc1f  Balloon/2k12/amd64/balloon.sys
> > > 56f63afdd992a5395a4d8da6a52e559e  Balloon/2k12/amd64/blnsvr.exe
> > > c539f2056fb196da377d14180fda195c  Balloon/2k12/amd64/blnsvr.pdb
> > > d10864c1730172780c2d4be633b9220a
> > > Balloon/2k12/amd64/WdfCoInstaller01011.dll
> > > d4104f08e674ab9def49d086d960349d  Balloon/w8/amd64/balloon.cat
> > > 0325b7e0552e1567292eb6c1068fee18  Balloon/w8/amd64/balloon.inf
> > > ac2116f04fd678d0e264f34e3bf90d1e  Balloon/w8/amd64/balloon.pdb
> > > c975501dd5b43ade3717722b81acbc1f  Balloon/w8/amd64/balloon.sys
> > > 56f63afdd992a5395a4d8da6a52e559e  Balloon/w8/amd64/blnsvr.exe
> > > c539f2056fb196da377d14180fda195c  Balloon/w8/amd64/blnsvr.pdb
> > > d10864c1730172780c2d4be633b9220a
> > > Balloon/w8/amd64/WdfCoInstaller01011.dll
> > > 
> > > (completely identical)
> > > 
> > > $ md5sum viostor/2k8/amd64/*
> > > viostor/w7/amd64/*d1132fbd27c98f25ea71a6eb4037b2f8
> > > viostor/2k8/amd64/viostor.cat
> > > defccbe48aca1cd97fee4d7b16053b72  viostor/2k8/amd64/viostor.inf
> > > 6da6120368c097806e4ac7fc6b940810  viostor/2k8/amd64/viostor.pdb
> > > 63b05edfb75d9dc60e82ab3c0bfee701  viostor/2k8/amd64/viostor.sys
> > > af0cca02244fcfedf3209aef56610464  viostor/w7/amd64/viostor.cat
> > > defccbe48aca1cd97fee4d7b16053b72  viostor/w7/amd64/viostor.inf
> > > 6da6120368c097806e4ac7fc6b940810  viostor/w7/amd64/viostor.pdb
> > > 63b05edfb75d9dc60e82ab3c0bfee701  viostor/w7/amd64/viostor.sys
> > > 
> > > (almost identical, *.cat files are different)
> > > 
> > > In any case the *.inf files don't seem to have any distinguishing
> > > feature which would allow us to check this.
> > > 
> > > Maybe this doesn't matter?
> > > 
> > 
> > Let me explain how it works:
> > We don't make any difference between server or client platforms when
> > building our drivers. Initially, all the files, mentioned above (inf,
> > cat, sys, and pdb), are absolutely the same. Then the files go to QE for
> > WHQL testing. QE tests the same drivers on both, desktop and server
> > platforms, and creates two different submissions files for sending them
> > to WHQL dashboard togather with the original "cat" file.
> > As the result, we have two different cat files created from the same
> > original one.
> > 
> > As far as I remember, there shouldn't be any problem to swap these two
> > cat files, and use them interchangeable. But it will be better get some
> > conformation from QE team.
> 
> Li Jin, this is a discussion we have on a public mailing-list regarding the
> files structure
> of our virtio-win distribution.
> Could you confirm Vadim's statement above?

Yes, I agree with Vadim's statement. The *.cat file is a signature file:
Before whql testing,the driver is only signed by redhat,when install driver in guest,windows OS will prompt a security warning to confirm if customer want to install a driver not signed by msft.
After whql testing and submit to msft,we will get a *.cat file signed by microsoft,which will make driver installation smoothly(no extra warning).

The original *.cat file is same,whether the *.cat files are still same afer whql submission depends on whether they are submit in one submission.
for example:
win8-64 and win2012 *.cat files are same because QE submit them in one submission(win8-64 and win2012 whql test both run on hck,results can be merged into one package);
win7-64 and win2008-64 *.cat files are different because we submit them in different submissions(win7-64 whql test run on hck,win2008-64 run wlk,hck and wlk must submit differently according to msft's strategy).

I tried swap cat files,drivers still can be installed correctly.


> Thanks,
> Amnon
> 
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > Vadim.
> > 
> > > Rich.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 


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