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Post subject: APTOSID and Xen  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 15:46



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Hi,

Can be installed Xen using aptosid as dom0 support ?
If so where i can find some documentation please ?

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Post subject: RE: APTOSID and Xen  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 18:54



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No, it cannot. Using XEN as DOM0 still needs very invasive out-of-tree kernel patches which are constantly lagging a lot behind upstream kernel development; so far the merge prospect for XEN DOM0 looks bad as well. I'd suggest to consider KVM (needs hardware virtualization support) instead.
 
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Post subject: RE: APTOSID and Xen  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 19:03
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2.6.26-2-xen-amd64 is the latest working Debian kernel I use in production with Xen - so, nothing you might even consider with Debian sid/aptosid. Outdated technology, as slh said - get ready for a modern approach.
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Post subject: RE: APTOSID and Xen  PostPosted: 26.09.2010, 19:57



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Hi,

just a suggestion - there is a debian-xen-kernel available 2.6.32 in your repositories, meanwhile working well on my systems. I would also suggest going for KVM, even if it still lacks some managementfeatures and speed compared to xen 4 imho.

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We, as in aptosid, do not offer XEN Dom0 kernels at all - nor do we support different kernels.

For squeeze, Debian is trying to provide XEN kernels, however it is very questionable if wheezy will get XEN Dom0 support (so far the Debian kernel team ruled that out, but this decision is not 100% final, yet; however lenny's 2.6.26 XEN kernel is, despite still being stable, no longer supported and not even security support can be provided anymore) and XEN in unstable/ testing hasn't been supported at all over the squeeze release cycle, except for the past few months.

Even RedHat has announced that RHEL6 will be the last release supporting XEN and heavily recommends kvm (or lxc) instead.
 
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Post subject: RE: APTOSID and Xen  PostPosted: 01.08.2011, 00:31



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Please test >= linux-image-3.0-0.slh.4-aptosid-{686,amd64} 3.0-4, it includes the mainlined XEN DOM0 implementation (plus important pieces that missed the 3.0 merge window) using pvops; XEN DOM0 is only supported in our 64 bit/ amd64 kernel packages.

I have not tested XEN in any form or shape, nor will I actively debug problems regarding XEN, but feedback is welcome and reasonable changes may be implemented.
 
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