[Mageia-dev] RFT: xen support

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 11:06:02 CET 2012

On 9 January 2012 10:49, Guillaume Rousse <guillomovitch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> And as of kernel- there has been some cleanups and addons
>>> for
>>> xen:
>>> There is now a kernel-xen-pvops that also should work as dom0.
>>> Now this is mostly upstream kenel.org code so its not as fully
>>> featured as the old kernel-xen. You can see the features listed here:
>>> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenParavirtOps.
>>> There is one exception: our 2.6.38 kernel has xen-netback backend driver
>>> added.
>>> So those of you that have been using xen, please test atleast the
>>> following:
>>> - check that kernel-server still works as a xen guest
>>> - try to use kernel-xen-pvops as dom0 and see how it works
>>> (you can also try to use kernel-xen-pvops as a normal xen guest)
>> Doesn't that mean that when running in XEN, the installer shouldn't
>> pick kernel-server
>> instead of kernel-desktop? (since we've no dom0 support in the later)
>> Or even kernel-xen-pvps if there's no HW support for virtualisation?
> If 'running in Xen' means 'running as guest', you don't need any special
> kernel for hardware virtualisation, and just a kernel with Xen support for
> paravirtualisation. The dom0 support is only needed for the xen host. Which
> means the installer kernel itself should have xen support to be runnable in
> any context.

Either we should restore alt1 in installer or we should enable DOM0 support
in desktop kernel
Then we sh

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