Subject: Re: bouyer-xenamd64 merge (xen roadmap)
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Petar Bogdanovic <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/19/2007 09:47:05
On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 09:15:47PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> 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!

While we are at it: I would like to thank Manuel for all those very
informative messages/replies in the port-xen archive. They have been
extremely helpful for me as the average user.