Subject: Re: xen 2.0.6: which NetBSD-kernel and where to find?
To: Rainer =?iso-8859-1?Q?Brinkm=F6ller?= <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/28/2005 00:41:38
On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 12:34:07AM +0200, Rainer Brinkmöller wrote:
> i received a mail from xen-user/devel-list (Ian Pratt):
> The Xen team are pleased to announce the release of Xen 2.0.6 !
> This release includes support for Linux versions 188.8.131.52 and 2.4.30,
> NetBSD 2.0 and FreeBSD 5.3, along with many bug fixes.
> So i tried to setup a environment like the following:
> NetBSD 2.0.2
This won't work. Xen2 Domain0 support is only in current, and 3.0_BETA.
The NetBSD 2.0 metionned in the Xen annouce is only for domU, and is patches
in the Xen distribution against the 2.0.2 source tree. Xen2 DomU support
isn't in the official NetBSD 2.0.x sources.
> pkgsrc.tar.gz from may 21.
> First i setup NetBSD 2.0.2 as usual. Later xentools20 (which, i read,
> was updated by Juan RP)
> Then wondering about the xentools20 make install because first it did
> download was xen-2.0.3-src.tgz.
> 2.0.3 ?
> Why not 2.0.6 ?
Because your pkgsrc is too old ?
> When executing the command "cd /dev && sh MAKEDEV xen" there is still
> the message: "MAKEDEV: xen: unknown device".
> Sure. MAKEDEV isn't updated now for NetBSD 2.0.2 cause i used my old
> iso-image ;)
> Is the new NetBSD 2.0 and/or 2.0.2 iso image on the ftp-server updatet
> for this?
No, see above. Xen2 support will not be in NetBSD 2.0
> I also wondering that i could not found any XEN0 or XENU kernel for
> current or 3.0_BETA on the ftp-server.
> Also i am missing the ftp-URL
> where i did download the first working NetBSD 3.0_BETA XEN0, XENU and
> INSTALL kernel.
> What NetBSD kernel are recommended to use now?
Current or 3.0_BETA. Unfortunably, the build script deleted the working
i386 3.0_BETA snapshot from the ftp server, and didn't upload a new
one (I guess because the build failed). But I think that /pub/NetBSD-daily/
contains a working current binary snapshot.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference