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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] disable kernel build in Xen build system

To: George Dunlap <George.Dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] disable kernel build in Xen build system
From: Olaf Hering <olaf@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:57:41 +0200
Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, Sep 10, George Dunlap wrote:

> I think it's a good idea for the Xen build system not to include a
> dom0 kernel.  However, it's not very clear to a newcomer how to
> actually get a kernel.  The xen.org download page has no links at all
> to anything kernel-related.  There is a page on the wiki:
>  http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenDom0Kernels
> However, the list is gigantic -- extremely intimidating.  And there's
> no generic version of the "classic" kernel; they're all branded XCP,
> XCI, Novell, &c.
> I think the Right Thing to do (given an ideal world), until pvops dom0
> gets sufficiently upstreamed, is for xen.org to maintain two stable
> releases: a reasonably stable pvops branch for the more adventurous,
> and a classic xen port for the more conservative.


I second that. The first time I looked at this page all it caused was
confusion. It gives the impression of "there is no upstream". If we
could get some sort of reference where all the fixes go, that would help
I would help out with maintaining such a tree.


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