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

To: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] disable kernel build in Xen build system / Xen dom0 kernel versions
From: Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:35:12 +0100
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On Fri, 2010-09-10 at 13:06 +0100, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:

> 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 :)

Thanks Pasi!

I think most users (rather than devs) should be guided to try and use a
distro provided kernel if possible. For devs and those whose distro does
not provide something suitable then I think the two kernels you have
mentioned would be the right two to focus on.

I think keeping this particular page short would help. e.g. a short
overview followed by a short description pros+cons and a link to the
exact source code repositories for both kernels. Anything else could go
on a kernel type specific wiki page with the gory details on cloning,
building, installing, recommended configurations etc.

We should probably also make it clear that the pvops one is the target
for all new development and perhaps point to the relevant more dev
oriented branch and/or wiki page.

The majority of the current content for all the other kernels could
probably be moved to a separate AlternativeDom0Kernels page or to their
own individual pages.


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