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

To: Olaf Hering <olaf@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] disable kernel build in Xen build system / Xen dom0 kernel versions
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:06:57 +0300
Cc: George Dunlap <George.Dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 01:57:41PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> 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.
> George,
> 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
> alot.
> I would help out with maintaining such a tree.

Yeah, the XenDom0Kernels wiki page has gotten pretty unclear.

I guess for users, at the moment, the two 'main' kernels that
are maintained and bugfixed by xen.org are:

- pvops xen/stable-2.6.32.x
- xenlinux xcp/xenserver 2.6.32.x 

I can try to clear up the wiki page if we can agree on what to write there :)

-- Pasi

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