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Re: [Fedora-xen] Allow Xen hypervisor boot bzImage dom0 kernel patches



On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 09:19:14AM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 18:24 +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> 
> > If I find some extra time I might try building some testing RPMs with Xen pv_ops
> > dom0 patches included.. 
> > 
> > Should this new unified kernel-package work out of the box (after adding
> > dom0 patches), or should I use the latest kernel-xen as a starting point? 
> > 
> > I was thinking about grub menu.lst generation etc.. 
> 
> Well, the two outstanding work items that no-one is looking at are:
> 
>   * Allow the hypervisor to boot bzImage kernels
>

http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2009-01/msg00685.html
http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2009-01/msg00694.html

Those two patches should be it.. ?
 
>   * Make 'new-kernel-pkg' aware of HYPERVISOR setting 
>     in /etc/sysconfig/xen
> 
> Each of these mean that building the standard kernel with the dom0
> patches won't be enough, so you could build a kernel-xen-dom0 RPM which
> a) ships a vmlinuz kernel instead of bzImage and b) adds xen.gz to
> grub.conf.
> 
> In the long run, though, what would be most useful would be if someone
> started working on those two work items.
> 

-- Pasi


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