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Re: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub

To: Jacob Gorm Hansen <jacob@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub
From: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 15:56:38 +0000
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> Ian Pratt wrote:
> > I guess so. When I originally thought of the tool the idea was to
> > be able to use pxeboot. It might also be handy for isolinux too,
> > though the iso patch to grub works pretty well, unless you have
> > ancient hardware. 
> If one can use kexec instead of shutdown in unpriv domains, isn't that a 
> better solution to the problem of recreating rebooted domains, that is 
> currently solved by xend?

The current xend approach also works if the domain has crashed,
whereas kexec could only be used for planned reboots. There's
nothing to stop a domain doing kexec itself...


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