Subject: Re: First boot in domain0.
To: Christian Limpach <email@example.com>
From: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/27/2004 15:34:57
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On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:14:21 +0200
"Christian Limpach" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > To load the NetBSD/Xen, enter the following in the grub shell:
> > grub> configfile /grub/menu.lst
> Can't you make it load this by default? Grub seems to do so when installed
> on a disk!?
Doesn't work! I don't know why, I think you have to install grub to see the
menu directly, but as it's a cdrom no idea if we could make this.
> You're missing "options DOM0OPS" in your kernel config file (at least
> to the one which is embedded in the kernel). You probably missed it because
> patch only adds it to the XEN kernel config file and not to the GENERIC one.
You are really right! I was missing that option, because the kernel was copied
before applying your patch.
> In case you wanted to make a pkgsrc package for building Xen (hint! ;-)),
> is a patch to fix the problem where you have to pad the netbsd kernel so that
> it's size is a multiple of 4. I don't know how easy/hard it will be to make
> Xen build on NetBSD and havent' tried yet.
> --- ../../xeno-1.2.bk/xen/arch/i386/boot/boot.S 2004-03-11 23:16:13.000000000 +0100
> +++ arch/i386/boot/boot.S 2004-04-21 00:08:16.000000000 +0200
> @@ -103,6 +103,7 @@
> sub %ebx,%ecx /* %ecx = byte len of all mods
> mov $(MAX_DIRECTMAP_ADDRESS), %edi
> add %ecx, %edi /* %edi = src + length */
> + add $3,%ecx
> shr $2,%ecx /* %ecx = length/4 */
> 1: sub $4,%eax /* %eax = src, %edi = dst */
> sub $4,%edi
Cool :-), sure I'll try to create the package in this week.
> That's normal... Xen uses quite a bit of code from Linux which is why its
> startup looks a lot like Linux. Just close your eyes until you (think
> you'll) see green text ;-)
Ok, I wasn't sure about that :P
I have another question... do I have to mount /kern with kernfs for the
-- Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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