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Re: recommendations for a Xen/NetBSD box?

Manuel Bouyer wrote:
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:23:29PM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:21:58AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:27:46PM +1100, Carl Brewer wrote:
I now have the hardware, and decided to splash a few extra bucks for some more RAM (it was cheap). I now have 6GB of RAM, which means if I want to allocate ~2GB to a couple of domU's, and some smaller chunks to some testbed domU's, can I do this with a NetBSD 4.0 i386 on RAID1 dom0?
No, you need a i386PAE or amd64 dom0, and NetBSD supports this only in
-current. Then you'll also need i386PAE or amd64 domU kernels, so you
won't be able to run netbsd-4 or netbsd-3 xen kernels (only current). You
can run plain i386 as an HVM guest though.

Just asking -- could amd64 and/or i386 PAE support reasonably be pulled up
into the netbsd-4 branch for a NetBSD 4.1 release?

It's doable, but needs some work. The pmap area has moved quite a bit
between netbsd-4 and current. I haven't looked at all the details though.

What's your favorite beer? :)

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