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Re: XEN...if ever? -- MOL on 2.6

The author (and upstream maintainer) of MOL died about a year or so ago. A couple of folks offered to pick it up, but they may not have the energy and dedication that he had.

Also, see http://maconlinux.org/news.html which claims that "Mar 21, 2004 Mac-on-Linux 0.9.70 is out!" and lists as part of the new features "• Support for the 2.6 kernel". Admittedly, "Support for the 2.6 kernel" is ambiguous -- it may mean MOL runs on a 2.6 kernel, or it may mean a 2.6 kernel runs on MOL. I have no personal experience with it.


On Apr 12, 2006, at 5:37 PM, Rich Johnson wrote:

On Apr 12, 2006, at 5:02 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 16:35 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:

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.

Irrelevant. That's a detail of nobody taking the time to fix the bug.
The mecanism used by MOL would work for something like Xen which was my

Technically, perhaps. But MOL not supporting 2.6 is not irrelevant from the user's perspective.

If it doesn't work--regardless of where the problem lies; whether MOL, 2.6, or the underlying hardware--it's still broken. Given the lack of mention of support for the year-old 10.4(Tiger) and that 2.6 is >2 years old; I wouldn't be surprised to find that MOL is an inactive project.

But I hold out hope....

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