[Pkg-xen-devel] Re: Bug#390862: -bigmem version of xen kernels is
pasik at iki.fi
Tue Dec 12 13:18:01 CET 2006
On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 12:54:31PM +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> What about idea not to *add* pae versions of xen kernels, but to *replace*
> non-pae versions with pae versions?
> - not increase in archive size or linux-2.6 package build time,
> - this will improve compatimility with other distros (consider scenario
> when running FC or RHEL in domU; these distros do ship only pae xen
> kernels, according to
"Any x86_64, or ia64 CPU is supported for running para-virtualized guests.
To run i386 guests requires a CPU with the PAE extension."
So FC6 is PAE only, and latest update to FC5 also switched to PAE xen
RHEL5 will be PAE only too.
I don't know what Suse uses..
> - pae kernels are ok for any x86 machines; slowdown caused by enabling pae
> on machines with less than 3.%G of memory, if any at all, is hardly
> measurable on machines where using xen makes sence (anyone using xen on
> Pentium-I with 128M of ram?)
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