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Re: Final F12 2.6.32.x dom0 kernel and vanilla 2.6.37-rc4

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On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 09:17:41PM +0000, M A Young wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Dec 2010, W. Michael Petullo wrote:
> 
> > Moving forward and for the purposes of Fedora 15 development, can we get
> > both patched 2.7.37/38 kernels that support DomU and raw upstream
> > kernels? Or does xen/next-2.6.27 not have the requisite features yet
> > anyway?
> 
> xen/next-2.6.37 doesn't currently have kernel drivers for either block or 
> network backends. Userspace block or network backends may be possible but 
> I don't know how to get them to work, though it is supposed to be 
> possible.
> 

Userspace qemu xen_blkback is included in current xen-unstable (4.1), afaik.

-- Pasi

> > This kernel works as expected with one exception. The exception has been
> > a nagging problem, but I have not reported it because 1) we are using
> > a research OS in DomU and 2) we are not clear if the problem is in our
> > code, Linux or Xen. But, here are the symptoms:
> >
> > Occasionally (this seems to correlate to network activity between Dom0
> > and DomU), the system becomes unresponsive. I am running the Michael
> > Young kernel at runlevel 3 within Dom0 (very little memory used by
> > applications). Our OS runs in DomU and is constrained to 128MB of
> > memory. When the system is unresponsive, typing a character into a
> > Dom0 console take 2-5 seconds to appear on the screen. Likewise, other
> > activity is extremely slow. As I mentioned, we have not been able to
> > isolate where the problem is. Running, for example, an OpenWrt Linux
> > build in DomU does not have this problem.
> 
> I have seen something similar, though I don't know where the fault 
> lies either.
> 
>  	Michael Young
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