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Re: [Xen-devel] 188.8.131.52 to be the next kernel?
On Monday 04 June 2007, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 01:13:01PM -0500, Nate Carlson wrote:
> > On Mon, 4 Jun 2007, Mark Williamson wrote:
> > >Not sure. A few interesting things are currently in progress with
> > >respect to kernel versions; the Xen paravirt-ops patches may be going
> > >into the next release mainline Linux (maybe? I think?) at which point
> > >you'll be able to build domU kernels directly from kernel.org sources.
> > Just curious - can you also build dom0? :)
> No. AFAIK, at this point in time, Xen paravirt_ops is DomU only.
I think paravirt_ops support for dom0 is a topic for future work... The
backend drivers will need to be reviewed until they pass inspection by the
LKML guys, plus the other dom0-specific functionality. I'm not familiar
enough with the code to know how much work this is going to be.
AFAIK the paravirt-ops code is a fairly functionally complete domU
implementation though; supports SMP guests etc. Because it's using paravirt
ops it should be possible to boot the same kernel natively, paravirtualised
in a Xen domU and paravirtualised in VMware using VMI.
Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat? And no pedals!
Mark: To answer a question with a question: What use is a skateboard?
Dave: Skateboards have wheels.
Mark: My wheel has a wheel!
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