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how to build custom XEN kernels



Hi thers!

How do I build custom XEN kernels?

I did read the documentation, but it did not help much.

/usr/share/doc/xen-utils-3.0.3-1/README.Debian.gz says this:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Should you want to roll your own kernel this is the way you do it. First
   download from http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-xen/ the kernel patch
   for your version of xen.  Then download the relevant kernel from kernel.org,
   apply the patch, configure and build your kernel in the standard way (with
   kernel package). 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now, here come the problems.

1. I can not find any patches at the given address.
   Looking a bit harder, I found the page http://alioth.debian.org/frs/?group_id=30894
   (but this page does not seem to be linked from http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-xen/ ),
   which does indeed contain patches, but there is no 3.0.3 version.

2. I find the instructions above somewhat strange. Whe do I have to download anything
   from kernel.org? Should not it be possible to build anything from linux-source-2.6.18,
   or at least from the linux-2.6 source package? (The binary XEN kernels are built from
   the linux-2.6 source package, too.)


Thank you for your help!

    Kristof Csillag



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