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Re: [Xen-users] Update the kernel?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Update the kernel?
From: Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:04:09 +0800
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Tim Post wrote:
> 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.

In fact, the Xen kernel maintainers in Debian are using the kernel
2.6.26 patch from SUSE, with a bit more or patching. Unfortunately, on
64 bits platforms, if the dom0 starts to swap, that dom0 kernel crashes.
Also, this absolutely does NOT work AT ALL on my laptop (thinkpad t500).
So I don't think this is a very mature work, at least in Debian.

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

That's really the big issue here. Nobody can see what's going to happen,
and the Xen dev team is NOT shipping a patch for something higher than
kernel like 2.6.27 or the like. I really don't understand why
they don't spend efforts on doing so...


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