Re: XEN...if ever?
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 09:34:42PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 10:02 +0200, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 02:22:40PM +1000, Aaron Kerr wrote:
> > > I really some of this porting effort produces something that is G4
> > > friendly.
> > First avoid posting in Hideous Trash Makeup Language, thanks.
> > Second, there is no hope of making Xen work on the existing
> > G4. The hypervisor support is equivalent to a third privilege
> > level in the processor. The G4 only has two privilege levels,
> > and I can't think of an efficient way of emulating a third
> > level (you'd have to run the OS in user mode).
> Well... MOL does it pretty well :) It's more difficult but technically
> without too much performance loss.
Still, it is currently impossible to run a linux 2.6 kernel on top of MOL.