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Re: [Xen-devel] Booting XEN on Samsung ARM Chromebook with display support

On Fri, 14 Feb 2014, Francesco Gringoli wrote:
> Hello guys,
> "building" on the great work done by Anthony I was finally able to boot xen 
> and dom0 on the Chromebook with display support.
> Basically everything was already done by Anthony, the only problem was the 
> .config file of the dom0 missing some options and a couple of files in 
> arch/arm/mach-exynos which were crashing the boot process (by reading the 
> dtb). Actually I was not able to address the problem in a clever way, but I 
> fixed it so boot does not crash (almost) anymore.
> What I get is dom0 booting and working, boot logs appear on the display like 
> when running archlinux natively. The keyboard does not work as pointed out by 
> Anthony but external does, so it is possible to log in and check /proc/xen is 
> populated. There are two main issues
> 1) sometimes (very few) boot crashes, but late, e.g., after 2 secs
> 2) after minutes something weird happens, and it is not anymore possible to 
> cat files' content, although ls + cd etc keep working.
> I would like to add some files and info to the old wiki page 
> (http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_ARM_with_Virtualization_Extensions/Chromebook)
>  but it seems I can not edit it.

Great job! Please do request access and update the wiki.

Anthony's branches are quite old now, many bugs have been discovered and
fixed in the upstream Xen and Linux trees in the meantime.
Although I expect that updating the Xen tree could be difficult at this
point, it is probably worth it from the stability point of view.

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