[Fedora-xen] Updating out-of-date Fedora XenPvopsDom0 wiki page

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Wed Nov 26 09:16:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 06:39:12PM -0800, Dale Bewley wrote:
> I made a few more changes to the "Current Status" section. Note it is
> still at a seemingly arbitrary 30% complete. 

> I didn't try to touch the details under "Scope". 


Also I think the "i386 Dom0" chapter is out of date.. it is not based on
the current patches.

"Status update" two weeks ago or so:

"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."

So maybe remove both the "i386 dom0" and "x86_64 Dom0" chapters and replace
them with something more up to date..

> Pasi, are you saying the status and scope details are obsolete and the
> work previously done at redhat (and enumerated on this page) is now done
> at xensource? If so, can you provide more details to replace what's on
> this page? 

Yes, that's what I'm saying. Afaik "Scope" is based on earlier
work by redhat/fedora, and most of that information is now obsolete.

Jeremy Fitzhardinge of Xensource is now working on completing Xen pv_ops
dom0 support. Afaik it was started from the work done by redhat/fedora.

pv_ops dom0 patches posted to lkml by Jeremy Fitzhardinge:

> Are the feature owners working on these kernel patches? Is this totally
> upstream, and outside of Fedora until committed to the kernel?

Afaik it is totally upstream now.. ie. Xensource is doing this work, and
Fedora is just waiting for upstream (vanilla) Linux kernels to get this support
merged in..

> If the feature owners could provide a more thorough update of this page,
> it may be helpful to users.
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvopsDom0

Yep, it would be nice to get comments from others too.

And thanks to you for updating the page!

-- Pasi

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