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[Xen-devel] Re: Status of Xen in vanilla?

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: Status of Xen in vanilla?
From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:53:37 -0800
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Maximilian Wilhelm wrote:

I'm wondering about the status of Xen support in the vanilla kernel.
I know that DomU support is inside the kernel an evolving, but I did
not find an up-to-date hint about the status of Dom0 support.

A while ago I read that it should be included in 2.6.28, but I do not
find any current pointer about the status of this.

.28 was a bit optimistic; .29 seems reasonable. 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.

I really need to put together a proper status update. Now that dom0 usermode is working, its a much better base for other people start contributing.


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