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

To: Marek Marczykowski <marmarek@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: Which kernel for dom0 with pv_ops
From: Joanna Rutkowska <joanna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:46:17 +0200
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On 04/15/11 16:14, 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

Actually we don't need netback for Dom0.

>  - netfront
>  - blkback
>  - pciback
> Nice to see also pvusb-back.

Generally, we would like to use either 2.6.38 or 2.6.39 with any
required patches to bring blk and pci backends.

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


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