[Pkg-xen-devel] Xen 3.0.4

Ralph Passgang ralph at debianbase.de
Fri Jan 26 01:09:26 CET 2007

Am Donnerstag, 25. Januar 2007 23:00 schrieb Flavio Visentin:
> Ralph Passgang wrote:
> > Bastian just started to working on xen 3.0.4. Please be patient... :)
> I'm anxious :-)
> Unfortunately I have a new PC where I want to use the grafic card on
> DomU. Xen 3.0.3 doesn't work, so I hope that the new version can help me
> resolving the issue.
> Of course I'll wait without disturbing anymore :-)

I don't think it will work now, but I don't know for sure... In generell 3.0.4 
was just a minor release for fixing some small issues, but it doesn't bring 
really a lot of new features. So I wish you much luck in testing the graphic 
cards in a domU.

Ah, and let me know if it works... I am also wanting this feature in xen :)

> > I have some absolutly untested automaticly created packages, that you
> > might want to try.
> I'll try them next week. Thanks.
> > Please be aware that this package hasn't been tested at all, it just has
> > been built.
> Always more than what I achieved with my own hands :-)

xen3 in general compiles quites well on debian. You just need to have quite a 
lot of dependencies installed for a successfull "make".

take a look at the debian/control file and especially the "build-depends" 
line. It includes all that is necessary to compile xen3 with support for svm 
(vt on intel, pacifica on amd).

> > so even I don't know if it's really working.
> Don't worry. I'm more interested in *learning* how to create my own
> packages than annoying other developers. I'm going to use your work as a
> start point to correct my errors.
> Hopefully I'll be able to be active part of the packaging process :-)

if you want to contribute to the pkg-xen team, then I would suggest using the 
official pkg-xen svn repository for your learning process. It doesn't make 
sense to learn how I did it in the past if the actual debian xen packages are 
quite diffrent (in the way the packaging works).

If you want to contribute to my packages, then please don't make yourself any 
work. I am not interessted in developing my xen3 packages any further, 
because I personally believe that the available pkg-xen packages are the 
right thing for the debian community. There is no need for 10 additional but 
inofficial packages of xen anymore.

> > forget the linux-patch-xen package that exists on my server,
> > because it's useless as long as there is no 2.6.19 linux-source package
> > in debian :)
> That's the part I was more interested in. Anyway I'm confident I'll win
> soon or later :-)

I just said: "Forget the linux-patch-xen debian package on my server". 
The .diff file that gets installed in /usrc/src should be useable to convert 
a standard (vanilla) 2.6.19 kernel to 2.6.19-xen. So all you have to do is 
download linux-2.6.19.tar.bz2 from www.kernel.org, apply the patch and 
compile your own kernel.


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