Subject: Re: build xen kernels as part of i386 release
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/09/2005 23:07:21
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:54:20PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Hi,
> Attached are some diffs to i386 code, to integrate Xen kernels. There are
> 3 parts here:
> - add xen devices to the i386 MD devices. I think we want this anyway, to
>   avoid conflicts on the major numbers, and to share the MAKEDEV (we can
>   run a plain i386 kernel, or a xen0 kernel on the same root filesystem)
> - add the xen kernels to the i386 release process. This way we don't have
>   a separate xen build and distribution, just extra kernels in the i386 one
> - add support for xen devices to the install ramdisk, and provide a
>   XENU_INSTALL kernel with an embeeded ramdisk. This can be used either
>   as a standalone kernel to play with xen non-privileged domains, or to
>   to a NetBSD on a xen virtual device (instead of prepopulating the
>   filesystem from the domain0 system, which is not always easy).
> Any comment/objections ? I'd like to commit this in a day or 2, and in any
> case before 3.0 is branched.

Once again, thanks for doing all this hard work, Manuel.

Far from having any objections, I think that this integration would be
a great thing to have.