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Re: [Xen-users] Building Xen Linux on SuSE 9.3

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Building Xen Linux on SuSE 9.3
From: Robbie Dinn <robbie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:52:51 +0000
Cc: Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
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Nick Couchman wrote:
And I think I understand what you're saying - you must have the source for the architecture for which you're trying to build the image. That makes sense. What I don't understand is this: if that's the case, why is the kernel source included in the kernel-source RPM already patched for XEN? If you're not supposed to be able to build it for the XEN architecture, why does the source include the patches that make it possible?

My guess: It did work at some snapshot in time, but it has broken since
then. And then SuSE find that they have ship a kernel with security
fixes and they can't wait while the Xen stuff gets fully merged into
kernel-default again.

Do you know the joke about the traveller asking directions?

Traveller: How do I get from here [C] to [A].
Farmer: You don't want to start from here, you want to go from [B]

where [C]=lost and substitting place names of your choice for [A] and [B].

In our case we have


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