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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][XM-TEST] Add support for pulling initrd images f

To: Dan Smith <danms@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH][XM-TEST] Add support for pulling initrd images from a repo
From: Ewan Mellor <ewan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 15:06:45 +0000
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On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 11:34:29AM -0800, Dan Smith wrote:

> PL> This patch to the Makefile allows you to specify INITRD="url" when
> PL> running make existing to make it download a prebuilt copy of the
> PL> initrd from a repository.
> Yay.  Really.  Yay.
> It was previously discussed at the summit that xensource might be able
> to host an initrd for the community.  Now that this functionality is
> in xm-test, perhaps a URL could be posted to be used as a default for
> the INITRD variable?

Yes, we will do this.  Dan, if you (or someone else at IBM) could provide a
'known good' initrd, then we'll host that, and I'll synchronise with you so
that the patch to refer to that initrd goes in only once the initrd is in

They will be placed into


Please make sure that xm-test will only fetch the initrd if it can't find one
locally, and will resume interrupted downloads rather than start again from
scratch.  This will hopefully avoid our machines melting under the load!



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