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RE: [Xen-devel] Re: tidy up requested

To: "Anthony Liguori" <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Andi Kleen" <ak@xxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Re: tidy up requested
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:04:17 +0100
Cc: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ronald G Minnich <rminnich@xxxxxxxx>
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] Re: tidy up requested
> >>So I can not convince you to allow multiple versions of xen 
> on one machine?
> >>
> >>People who are using 2.0 and porting to 3.0 (like me and newsham and
> >>...) could sure use that setup!
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >The standard way to do that would be to support $(prefix) properly.
> >So you end up with $(prefix)/lib/xen ..  $(prefix)/sbin 
> $(prefix)/etc ...
> >Like /opt/xen2/.... /opt/xen3/... etc.
> >
> >The problem would be to make sure that all tools that read files or 
> >execute programs know about the prefix.
> >  
> Yeah, I've got a pretty good feel for what needs to change.  
> Not surprisingly, Xend will be the most pain here.  I think 
> we can actually be smart though and avoid having to know the 
> prefix at compile time.

Yep, it would be good to fix this.  

It would enable both the 32 bit and 64 bit tools to be installed on the
same 32 bit file system, which is useful for the test CD.


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