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RE: [Xen-devel] XEN CD --> USB stick

To: "Mark Williamson" <Mark.Williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] XEN CD --> USB stick
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 08:37:37 -0000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] XEN CD --> USB stick
> The Linux USB stack seems to work OK.  I never convinced 
> myself that the 
> default Linux HCD drivers really understood pseudophysical 
> memory but it 
> doesn't seem to have bitten me in practice *touch wood*

All the pseudophysical memory issues shoud be taken care of within the
Linux macros. It's only if the driver is buggy that its an issue.
Please could you checkin a patch that enables what you believe works. 

> usbfront / usbback need more development to support all sorts 
> of random 
> devices, so although it's stable and functional for me right 
> now I don't 
> think this should be enabled by default.

OK, thanks, that's good to know. 
Has usbfront/back been forwarded ported to work on 2.6 yet?
Is there stuff we could do to make it more stable, perhaps restricting
the set of devices it attempts to virtualize?


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