[Pkg-xen-devel] Big machines support by Debian Xen
ralph at debianbase.de
Mon Dec 11 01:43:51 CET 2006
Am Sonntag, 10. Dezember 2006 22:36 schrieb Guido Trotter:
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 11:58:20PM +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > As far as I understand, using "big machines" is not currently possible
> > within debian xen packages, because there is no kernel with pae support
> > to use in domain 0, which in turn forces to use non-pae supervisor, which
> > makes most of system memory unavailable.
> If what you're missing is a linux kernel compiled for pae that's a kernel
> not a pkg-xen issue...
> > I'd like to ask what is debian xen team's current position on providing
> > support for "big machines". Is debian xen team interested in such
> > support?
> We'd currently like to support it and we provide the pae hypervisor... The
> missing link is in the kernel team... In the meantime you could use debian
> xen's packages and build your own kernels and maybe check with the kernel
> team about why they are not provide...
@Bastian/Debian Kernel Team: Is it possible to have the kernel team provide at
least a linux-image-2.6.XX-686-bigmem-xen kernel package? It would help a lot
of users, because in commercial setups machines with more then 4gb ram (or
3.5gb) even on 32bit is quite common.
thx & regards,
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