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Re: [Xen-users] RE: Fully virtualized guest boot problem

To: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] RE: Fully virtualized guest boot problem
From: Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 21:08:25 +0100
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 02:57:25PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> Syncing with official Xen releases isn't really a problem - one just picks
> the most recent release just before the distro feature freeze. The biggest
> problem by an *order of magnitude* is that official Xen releases are based
> obsolete upstream kernel trees.  So there is huge work involved in forward
> porting Xen kernel patches to a up2date LKML kernel tree :-(  Updating
> xen-unstable.hg to 2.6.18 was a small step forward, but that will still
> leave Xen 3.0.5 trailing LKML by at least 2 releases, so doesn't really
> help reduce workload for the distributors *all* of whom are shipping
> forward ports of Xen rather than the outdated official trees.

So guess you are the first ones hitting problems with porting to the newest
kernels, already wondered how you provide xen with the latest kernels
(im not around on the fedora-xen-lists).
Is this effort publicly available as svn-tree or has one to fetch the latest
sources-rpm for fedora? 
There are probably some people in need of the latest kernel because of 
drivers etc..


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