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Re: [Xen-devel] xen intro q

On 17 Nov 2003, at 20:11, Chris Mason wrote:

Hello everyone,

I'm taking a quick look at the xen internals, and it looks as though xen
creates a layer that runs directly on the hardware, and this layer is
basically a stripped down and modified  linux i386.

This would mean any fixes for linux and new hardware support need to be
explicitly ported to xen.  Are there plans to instead have a xen
enabling patch for the linux kernel? This should make it much easier to
maintain xen over time.


It's relevant to say that Xen re-uses some Linux kernel source codes,
and chooses a similar directory structure, Xen authors gain much
knowledge and inspiration from Linux kernel.

The similarity ends here.

If you tried to make a patch between Linux kernel and Xen, I'm afraid
you would end up with patch that deletes most files in Linux kernel
and introduces most new codes in Xen.

A patch is relevant between conventional Linux kernel and XenoLinux

-- Bin

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