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Re: [Xen-users] Update the kernel?

Hi Jon,

On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 16:36 -0900, jonr@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Can someone point me to a doc that I can read that would explain why  
> we are not moving to a new kernel? I don't even see it on the Road Map.
> Thanks for any help,
> Jon

At some point (hopefully in the relatively near future), dom-0
operations should make their way into mainline Linux, which means that
any kernel.org kernel can then be configured to be used as a dom-0 host.

Currently, any recent kernel.org kernel (2.6.23 or later) can be used as
a guest kernel, see this wiki page for help on configuring one:


Getting the dom-0 patches into a new kernel is no easy task. Since
(eventually) these will appear in mainline, many distributions are
electing to either not ship a dom-0 kernel, or ship the official
XenLinux (2.6.18) kernel while waiting. This means, most are packaging
Xen but leaving the dom-0 kernel up to you to build and install.

Some are still trying to keep a fairly new kernel for dom-0 available,
such as OpenSUSE and Debian unstable who are both at 2.6.26.

I have no idea when the merge with mainline is going to happen, most of
us are just keeping our fingers crossed for 'soon' :)


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