Bug#482305: kernel 2.6.25-2-686 has xen support
On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 09:49 -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 07:12:03AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > That is true of the original Xen kernels (up to 2.6.18) but not of the
> > new Xen kernels (2.6.22+).
> Is that a result of the paravirt stuff going in?
> > The original Xen port of Linux required that you build a specific Xen
> > kernel which would not boot on native and which made changes that broke
> > the Nvidia drivers, hence they check for CONFIG_XEN and abort if it is
> > enabled, they also added a load of #ifdef CONFIG_XEN stuff.
> > The new Xen port of Linux use the paravirt_ops infrastructure which
> > makes the support of Xen transparent to the rest of the kernel and also
> > allows one binary to boot on both native and Xen. Since the Xen support
> > is now transparent to the rest of the kernel both the check for
> > CONFIG_XEN and the #ifdef CONFIG_XEN code is obsolete and should be
> > removed from the nvidia drivers.
> I made a patch yesterday that does exactly that, and yes it works fine.
> > See http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2008/05/msg00948.html for a
> > report that removing all the CONFIG_XEN checks fixes the issue, it did
> > for me too.
> We should have a new driver release by the weekend with this done.
I sent my patch to #481161 but it seems to have disappeared somewhere
along the line, I'll resend it here too.
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