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Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] [Xen-devel] Re: HVM support to be removed from Debia

To: Samuel Thibault <sthibault@xxxxxxxxxx>, Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Debian Xen Team <pkg-xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] [Xen-devel] Re: HVM support to be removed from Debian Squeeze: call for volunteers
From: Bastian Blank <waldi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:04:44 +0100
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On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 07:32:58PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Bastian Blank, le Tue 15 Dec 2009 19:02:28 +0100, a écrit :
> > I would like to have some further packages anyway: pv-grub,
> I cannot but agree with this one, since we'll need it to nicely boot
> GNU/Mach-based Xen domUs :)


> > qemu-stubdom.
> This one will probably be a bit difficult: it's both using the dm fork
> of qemu, and the cross-compilation stubdom environment.

No, there is no real cross-compilation involved.

> > But the build environment for that needs a complete rewrite to be able
> > to produce acceptable packages. It needs to reuse existing packages.
> Yes, each time I've thought about it I got a headache :)

The problem is that that the three parts (qemu/grub, newlib/libpci/libz
and mini-os) are not independant from each other. IMHO in a perfect
world all this variants could use one mini-os and combining them only
takes a linker call with a special linker script.

Also qemu-stubdom needs this fs-backend, which runs as root on the dom0,
just to read the keymaps (they are combined less than 1MiB, so building
them into the binary should be no problem).


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