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Re: [Xen-devel] Proposed patches for Linux 3.1 kernel.

To: Sander Eikelenboom <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Proposed patches for Linux 3.1 kernel.
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:59:56 -0400
Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 04:43:59PM +0200, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
> Thursday, July 21, 2011, 4:17:15 PM, you wrote:
> > The 3.0 is suppose to be released today, or perhaps tomorrow.
> > For 3.1 kernel we have this long list of features and bug-fixes that we are 
> > going
> > to ask Linus to pick up:
> >  - VGA text support. Since Xen is the first payload on the bootloader it 
> > gets the
> >    screen information - now with this patch we can copy it from the 
> > hypervisor
> >    and enjoy 80x25 old-school text output.
> I assume this one will be proposed for 3.0.1 stable as well ?

Sadly no - it is considered a feature - and those (as I understand, maybe I am
incorrect?) don't go on the stable wagon.

The vga patch is self-contained in here: http://darnok.org/xen/vga.patch if you 
like to patch your 3.0 kernel. Keep in mind - that you can still run stock 3.0 
- with Xorg,
frame-buffer support (KMS), or with serial output.

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