Subject: Re: Xen3/PAE problems with domainU
To: None <>
From: Sidney Cammeresi <>
List: port-xen
Date: 08/07/2006 14:08:03
On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 at 18.16.41 +0200, Mathieu Ropert wrote:
> About combining amd64 and i386 with PAE, it should be possible to run an 
> i386 domain on an amd64 hypervisor, but not the opposite. And if i'm not 
> mistaken, you can run an i386 domain on an amd64 hypervisor only if you 
> use VMX (ie hardware virtualisation). The paravirtualized amd64 version 
> of Xen is not designed to support a kernel in i386 compatibility mode 
> (domains are started in 64 bit environnement).

You are not mistaken; this is correct.

(Running a 64-bit hypervisor here without hardware virtualisation and
am patiently waiting for NetBSD support.)