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Re: [Fedora-xen] Updating out-of-date Fedora XenPvopsDom0 wiki page



On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 06:39:12PM -0800, Dale Bewley wrote:
> I made a few more changes to the "Current Status" section. Note it is
> still at a seemingly arbitrary 30% complete. 
>

Good.
 
> I didn't try to touch the details under "Scope". 
> 

Yep.

Also I think the "i386 Dom0" chapter is out of date.. it is not based on
the current patches.

"Status update" two weeks ago or so:
http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2008-11/msg00205.html

"The current dom0 kernel patches can boot up to a fully functional dom0
usersmode, and you can start xend to see that domain 0 is running. I *think*
in theory you can create a deviceless domain, but I haven't tried it. I'm
currently working on blktap support."

So maybe remove both the "i386 dom0" and "x86_64 Dom0" chapters and replace
them with something more up to date..

> Pasi, are you saying the status and scope details are obsolete and the
> work previously done at redhat (and enumerated on this page) is now done
> at xensource? If so, can you provide more details to replace what's on
> this page? 
> 

Yes, that's what I'm saying. Afaik "Scope" is based on earlier
work by redhat/fedora, and most of that information is now obsolete.

Jeremy Fitzhardinge of Xensource is now working on completing Xen pv_ops
dom0 support. Afaik it was started from the work done by redhat/fedora.

pv_ops dom0 patches posted to lkml by Jeremy Fitzhardinge:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/11/13/272

> Are the feature owners working on these kernel patches? Is this totally
> upstream, and outside of Fedora until committed to the kernel?
> 

Afaik it is totally upstream now.. ie. Xensource is doing this work, and
Fedora is just waiting for upstream (vanilla) Linux kernels to get this support
merged in..

> If the feature owners could provide a more thorough update of this page,
> it may be helpful to users.
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvopsDom0
> 

Yep, it would be nice to get comments from others too.

And thanks to you for updating the page!

-- Pasi


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