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Re: [Xen-devel] Which kernel for dom0 with pv_ops

To: Marek Marczykowski <marmarek@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Which kernel for dom0 with pv_ops
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:19:30 +0300
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On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 04:14:56PM +0200, Marek Marczykowski wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to prepare new kernel for Qubes OS. Which version should I
> use? The main goal is to use as new as possible kernel (for new hardware
> support) and pv_ops. Required functionality:
>  - dom0 :)
>  - netback
>  - netfront
>  - blkback
>  - pciback
> Nice to see also pvusb-back.

pvusb port to pvops 2.6.32 was posted here:

> Same question for domU, but here I suppose that vanilla 2.6.39 will do
> the work. Required functionality:
>  - netfront
>  - netback (!)
>  - pcifront
>  - (optional) pvusb-front

Someone should upstream pvusb patches.. both usbfront and usbback.

> Is there any git tree containing all of above? Or maybe I should use
> some additional patches (from where?)?
> I guess that for dom0 the best choice is Konrad's repo, branch
> linux-next, right? But there is no PCI backend driver and maybe more...

I think for dom0 you should use Jeremy's xen.git xen/stable-2.6.32.x

> For now, I use xen 4.0.1 as stable in Fedora 14. Is newer version
> required for some of above to work properly?

Note that xl/libxl toolstack in Xen 4.1 does NOT have pvusb or pvscsi support 
Feel free to send patches :)

-- Pasi

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