(dropping Bastian from CC since the original was just a courtesy copy and I doubt he wants CC'ing on list traffic per normal Debian etiquette). On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 01:45 +0200, maximilian attems wrote: > On Tue, 22 Apr 2008, Ian Campbell wrote: > > > The v2.08 patch has been applied upstream [0,1&2] and will be in the > > 2.6.26-rc1. Is there any reason not to apply a backport to the 2.6.25 > > kernel? Having these patches applied to the kernel would be a big step > > forward in my project of making the Debian installer fully > > usable/compatible with paravirtualised guests as originally discussed at > > . > > i'd see tomorrow if the patch is easily appliable to 2.6.25, > anyway shouldn't be a show stopper for Lenny as applied upstream. > > the trouble i remember is that we still can't disable the separate Xen > images due to X86_PAE, which is not wanted in the generic 686. In practise it is the 686-bigmem package which you are likely to want for Xen usage since that has PAE enabled. However I think we might as well just enable CONFIG_XEN in all packages which have CONFIG_PARAVIRT enabled, people with non-PAE hypervisors do exist e.g. none of the BSD ports support PAE IIRC, and there's no benefit to shutting them out of running Debian as a guest. For the time being the separate Xen images are still useful for dom0 since (last I heard) some of those patches are currently damaging to the native mode of the pvops stuff. > > > I'm not sure what the shortcomings of the maintainer scripts that > > Bastian also refers too are since the packages work fine for me in domU > > (note that dom0 is still a special case). There is a bug in update-grub > > WRT handing pvops kernels which I am investigating separately. If there > > are any other known issues me I'm more than happy to work on resolving > > them if they are brought to my attention. > > how far is the 2.6.26 domU amd64 support? Last status update I saw was http://marc.info/?l=xen-devel&m=120783897830044&w=2 (and some other little bits in that thread) Looks like Fedora has mostly working with a few known issues but I don't think any patches have been put forward for 2.6.26 yet. I can have a look at extracting a patch from one of Red Hat's trees if you would like. > > > The third patch in the ticket > > xen-modules-autoprobing-support-for-frontend-drivers.patch is queued up > > in the x86 tree but isn't in mainline yet. Compared with the other > > patches it's just a "nice to have" patch since it stops d-i from needing > > to prompt separately for the Xen frontend drivers to find network and > > disks. > > ack i'll see also if that one applies fine. Thanks very much, Ian. -- Ian Campbell I smell like a wet reducing clinic on Columbus Day!
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