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Re: New Kernel Versions

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Satish Balay wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 05:50:42PM -0500, Joel Rittvo wrote:
> > > Could someone please explain (or point me to an explanation of) the 
> > > alternate builds released for the newest test kernel?  Specifically:
> > > 
> > > kernel compiled for Xen guest0 VM operations
> > > kernel compiled for unprivileged Xen guest VMs
> > 
> > Xen is a para-virtualisation system for x86. It provides a secure way to run a
> > lot of copies of Linux at once on a single PC. To get the speed it doesn't 
> > emulate a PC exactly (as vmware tries to) but requires the kernels are
> > "Xen friendly". 
> > 
> > The Xen guest0 kernel is the kernel that runs all the real devices and supports
> > the actual hardware. The unpriviledged guests then talk to guest0 via 
> > virtual hardware interfaces.
> Ok - I'm a bit confused.
> Does this mean 'guest0' is equivalent to vmware-host-os (i.e I boot
> off this kernel on the real hardware), and 'guestU' (unpreviledged) is
> the kernel installed inside the 'vm'? (aka vmware-guest-os)
> or is it something else?

Never mind.. The following from xen user's manual explains a bit
(still need more reading). Grub entry for xen (for initial boot).

title Xen 2.0 / XenLinux 2.6.9
  kernel /boot/xen.gz dom0_mem=131072
  module /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-xen0 root=/dev/sda4 ro console=tty0



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