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Re: how to compile a recent xen dom0 kernel on amd64?

On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 01:42:22AM +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:

> What is the current situation with xen on amd64? the debian/sid archive
> keeps no linux-image-2.6.22-2-xen-amd64, and I was not able to compile
> a 2.6.22 dom0 kernel with debian xen patches applied on my amd64 system.

IMHO there is no upstream support for kernels newer than 2.6.18. The
last "official" opinion I heard was that either Xen gets integrated into
the Linux kernel or support for Xen will be dropped from Debian, since
there are now other free alternatives that are fully supported on recent

Support for domU is already merged into 2.6.23, but dom0 is not yet
and I've heard no plans about when it will be.

> And indeed some patches seem to be applied (see below). But i still
> don't see any xen options in menuconfig. Maybe the 2.6.22 xen patches
> are for i386 only and not ported to amd64 yet?

Based on the output those patches do not contain Xen. I don't know what
they are for.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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