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Re: [Xen-users] netfront support in newer kernels

To: "C.J. Adams-Collier" <cjac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] netfront support in newer kernels
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:26:48 +0300
Cc: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>, Xen Users <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 06:05:00AM -0700, C.J. Adams-Collier wrote:
>    Oops.  Sorry for the ambiguity.  We need the hvm flavor of netfront.

Ok, so you meant Xen PV-on-HVM drivers for Linux (also called "unmodified 

Those currently exist only for 2.6.18 in the official xen trees.

Novell has forward-port to 2.6.27 kernel, it's included in SLES11 and
possibly in OpenSUSE (not sure about OpenSUSE).

Also I think Redhat guys are working on porting PV-on-HVM drivers to
upstream Linux pv_ops framework, so then they'd work with any upstream 
Linux kernels (once included upstream). I think they'll working on porting 
them to 2.6.31 pv_ops kernel.

Now the question is why you don't use PV linux guests? PV guests are most
probably faster and you have PV drivers automatically there..

-- Pasi

>    Sent from my PDP-11
>      On Oct 15, 2009 12:33 AM, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <[1]fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>      On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 2:56 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <[2]pasik@xxxxxx>
>      wrote: > On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:...
>      Correct, but it's not called xennet (like on 2.6.18). It's called
>      xen-netfront.
>      --
>      Fajar
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