No hyper-v modules on linux-generic-pae/virtual

Bug #560821 reported by Ricardo Duarte on 2010-04-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hyper-V modules are not part of the generic-pae/virtual linux image.
The modules are:
- hv_vmbus
- hv_storvsc
- hv_blkvsc
- hv_netvsc

This modules are included on the -generic branch.

Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

[This is an automated message. Apologies if it has reached you inappropriately.]

This bug was reported against the linux-meta package when it likely should have been reported against the linux package instead. We are automatically transitioning this to the linux kernel package so that the appropriate teams are notified and made aware of this issue.

If this bug really is a bug in the linux-meta package you can move it back to linux-meta and tag it kj-linux-meta, or contact us on the #ubuntu-kernel channel on the FreeNode IRC server. Thanks.

affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2010-07-22
tags: added: kj-triage
timur (ba.timur) wrote :

I don't know what kernel this report referred to. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 64bit in "minimal virtual machine configuration" and hv_* modules still do not exist. Kernel is 2.6.32-24-server, and although it is marked as "server" it seems to be "virtual", because installing linux-image-virtual doesn't change anything. The workaround is to install linux-image-server. I think hyper-v modules should be included in virtual kernel.

Ed Swierk (eswierk) wrote :

It appears that the Hyper-V (hv) driver modules are actually getting built, since config-2.6.35-28-virtual contains


but the linux-image-2.6.35-28-virtual package has only empty directories under /lib/modules/2.6.35-28-virtual/kernel/drivers/staging.

Any chance of getting the hv drivers included in the -virtual kernel package? We would like to be able to deploy VMs based on UEC images on a variety of hypervisors including Hyper-V.

Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Marking Confirmed and Medium since these modules are only useful in a VM and not having them causes loss of functionality in a hyper-v VM.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Also I notice the 2.6.38-8-virtual kernel still has an empty hv directory

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