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Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Xen status in lenny?

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 09:53:25PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> AFAIK, the status of Xen in lenny is currently the following:
> - no dom0 kernel

Yep. There are some preliminary patches but they break non-paravirt
usage for now.

> - domU kernel only for i386 (no domU kernel for amd64)

x86_64 is currently worked on, but the stuff in fedora 9 is rather

> However:
> - etch shipped with dom0 and domU kernels on i386 and amd64

Well, it ships a slightly broken variant.

> - all major distros shipped with "full" Xen support

RHEL5/FC8 are 2.6.18 based and ships full support. SLES10 is 2.6.16 based
and ships full support. FC9 is 2.6.24 based and ships only domU support.
Anything else can be considered more or less broken.

> What are the plans for Xen for lenny? Is this situation likely to change
> before the release?

It will ship the hypervisor and a domU kernel. For dom0 it will need
either the etch or my own[1] kernel. This may be changed later if we can
get a new kernel in the stable release.


deb http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/debian-kernel/waldi/xen-extra all main

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