[Pkg-xen-devel] Big machines support by Debian Xen
pasik at iki.fi
Tue Dec 12 08:22:29 CET 2006
On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 01:52:40PM +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 11:58:20PM +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > Hi!
> > > 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...
> Thanks for your reply. I was sure that this question should be in control
> of pkg-xen team; the person who replied me in 390862 looks to be the
> member of the both kernel and pkg-xen teams.
> Anyway now it's too late since etch is already frozen :(.
> Hope to have things better in etch+1, after some more years of
> self-compiling :).
> Sorry for the noise.
This is really bad news.
FC5 (with recent update), FC6 and RHEL5 are all using PAE versions of Xen.
Stable version of Debian won't be compatible/interoperable with them.. :(
There is nothing that can be done at this point?
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