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


On 11/07/08 at 11:24 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > - 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.

It seems that Ubuntu 8.04 shipped with a 2.6.24 domU. So Ubuntu is
the only distro shipping a dom0 based on Linux >> 2.6.18? How did they
achieve this? :-)

> > 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.

The problem I see with that is that people will be left without a
supported dom0 kernel at some point during the etch lifetime. Do we have
a plan to address that? Shouldn't we make it clear that we will support
the etch kernel until a lenny+1/2 kernel is available, for example?

Also, can you use the Xen 3.2 features with the etch kernel, or are you
somehow limited?

Wouldn't it be a good idea to ship a linux 2.6.18 kernel in lenny, only
for dom0, so it's clear that it is supported?

Thank you,
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