Subject: Re: bouyer-xenamd64 merge (xen roadmap)
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/17/2007 21:15:47
On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 06:21:12PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Hi,
> bouyer-xenamd64 is now in quite good shape: a amd64 domU kernel runs 
> stable, and a dom0 kernel boots and can start a domU (I've still a bug to
> track down which cause dom0 to panic under paging activity when there are
> domUs running , but it shouldn't be too hard to track down).
> The remaining item I want to do before merging to HEAD is investigate
> whenever it's possible to use the new config(5) ifdef blocks to merge back\
> arch/xenamd64/conf to arch/amd64/conf and get rid of arch/xenamd64
> entirely. If it's possible some files would have to move, but nothing much
> should change in C files.
> As I'd like to get this branch merged in HEAD ASAP after looking at this last
> item, please start looking at the changes made to x86 and amd64 and complain
> now if you find some part unacceptable.
> Once bouyer-xenamd64 is merged, I'll start a new branch to work on
> switching xeni386 to the new x86 pmap and xenamd64 bootstrap codes, and
> merge back code from xen/i386 to i386/i386. I'll also look at x86pae support
> in Xen, as using the x86 pmap should make this much easier.

This is way cool, Manuel - thanks for all your work on this!