Re: Dom0 xen support in Fedora 15?
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On 10-11-07 03:55 PM, M A Young wrote: > I am trying to work out whether it is practical to propose Dom0 xen > support as a feature for Fedora 15. > > The kernel situation is that Domain 0 has been accepted upstream for > 2.6.37. Assuming a 3 month kernel release cycle, F15 will most likely ship > with a 2.6.37.x kernel, with 2.6.38 coming out either after the F15 > release or just before but too late to be included. If the plan to get key > xen drivers into 2.6.38 succeeds, then F15 may be become usable as a > Domain 0 system at some point during its lifetime as the kernel package in > a Fedora version typically has one major update. > > If the kernel team accept backported patches then it might just be > possible to ship F15 with usable Domain 0 support but the timescale for > that would be very tight. > > The other thing we would need to consider is what needs to be done to make > xen friendly enough to be usable by an ordinary user. The page > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvopsDom0 contains plans from > when dom0 xen support was expected to make a quick return to Fedora, but > they are a couple of years old now so probably need updating. > > I think as a minimum we would need a way to add a dom0 enabled grub entry > for a kernel, rather than requiring the user to hand edit the grub file. > We should also make sure that xen works with the other Fedora > virtualisation tools. > > What do others think about this? For example is it achievable as a > feature, is it too early and better to wait for F16, and what else should > we aim to do to make xen usable in Fedora? > > Michael Young I wish I was more technically adept to make an argument in favour of dom0 in F15 natively. As a user though, I would be absolutely thrilled to see this happen. I've been working on tutorials meant to introduce Xen's use in Red Hat clusters, and I would be more that happy to donate or adapt it to help the cause. -- Digimer E-Mail: digimer@xxxxxxxxxxx AN!Whitepapers: http://alteeve.com Node Assassin: http://nodeassassin.org -- xen mailing list xen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/xen
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