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Re: [Xen-devel] Which exactly Linux kernel version was used to build the

To: "Mark Williamson" <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Which exactly Linux kernel version was used to build the Xen 3.1 binary?
From: "Dimitry Golubovsky" <golubovsky@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 08:42:53 -0400
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Thanks for the explanation.

Then, what was the highest kernel version the patch was tested with
and produced working Xen?


On 5/30/07, Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm not sure the linux-2.6-xen.hg tree is used for anything anymore.  It was
part of the effort to upstream the Xen patches into mainline Linux, which has
since taken another path.  I'm not sure the tree is used for anything...
maybe we shouldn't publish it anymore?

You should find the changesets you want in:

This tree will also be used to push bug fixes for testing, and occasional
tagging as point releases.

The tree contains a Linux "sparse" tree, and the build system will download a
kernel tarball and patch it to make a Xen-enabled Linux.


On Tuesday 22 May 2007, Dimitry Golubovsky wrote:
> Hi,
> Which of the Mercurial repos contains Linux kernel sources that were
> used to build the Xen 3.1 binary distribution?
> I have this question because I am suspecting that the sata_via driver
> included in the distribution is not supporting my SATA controller
> VIA8237x (I get error messages when modprobe'ing it from an init
> ramdisk).
> This repo (http://xenbits.xensource.com/linux-2.6-xen.hg) seems to
> contain kernel 2.6.16 (sata_via driver is very old there). Are
> xen-patched sources of 2.6.18 viewable on the web?
> Or, what was exact revision/tarball date of the 2.6.18 kernel used for
> the binary release?
> I am just trying to narrow the scope of the problem: support for
> VIA8237x SATA was added/fixed between 2.6.18 and 2.6.19 (the latter
> works perfectly). If it is possible to obtain exact same kernel
> tarball the I'd try to compile it alone and load and see if I get the
> same errors with SATA.
> Thanks.
> PS I foresee some problems if I try to compile with 2.6.19 because of
> different drivers layout (there was a message on this list about
> that).

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