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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC 0/6] RFC Linux based stub-domain

On 17/04/13 20:09, Anthony PERARD wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here is the long overdue patch series to bring support for a Linux based
> stubdom which will enable to use QEMU upstream as device model in a stubdom.
> The first three patches will provide the necessary to build Linux and a disk
> image for the stubdomain itself. This is created in a separated directory
> "stubdom-linux". Calling `make` in this directory will build Linux and the
> disk. Then a `make install` will copy the two files to the same directory as
> the MiniOS use.
> The last three patches are the libxl support. There is a field called
> "stubdomain_version" which is automatically set to the appropriate value,
> depending on the QEMU version used. It call also be set from VM config file.
> So, to start a Linux stubdomain, just set those two variables and it shoud
> start:
> device_model_stubdomain_override = 1
> device_model_version = "qemu-xen"
> There is few things that does not have support yet and are on my todo list:
>   - video output
>   - save/restore
> So for now, we have the network and the console and the disk of the domain.
> Regards,
> Anthony PERARD (6):
>   linux-stubdomain: Compile QEMU
>   linux-stubdomain: Compile Linux
>   linux-stubdomain: Build a disk image.

I think this should be done outside of the Xen build system using one of
the existing (embedded) build systems.  e.g., Yocto.


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