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Re: [Xen-devel] multiboot-like domain building?

  • To: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Keir Fraser <keir@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 14:55:30 +0000
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:55:17 -0800
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] multiboot-like domain building?

On 2/1/07 23:12, "Samuel Thibault" <samuel.thibault@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm currently porting Mach to Xen, and I need to preload several Mach
> modules and give them command lines.  The limited "ramdisk" feature of
> Xen doesn't permits this.  Maybe xen's domain building process could
> include a notion of module with associated command line?  For instance,
> a bit like grub's multiboot module syntax:
> modules = [ "/foo/bar arg1 arg2", "/baz arg3" ]

Fine. You could load them into contiguous memory with a header on the front,
and call the whole thing a 'ramdisk'. Then your changes to Mach start of day
can simply unpack the 'ramdisk' and set up module metadata inside Mach as

 -- Keir

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