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Re: [Xen-API] Plans for 64 bit dom0

  • To: Phil Ritter <Phil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 23:17:40 +0300
  • Cc: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 28 May 2013 20:17:52 +0000
  • List-id: User and development list for XCP and XAPI <xen-api.lists.xen.org>

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 01:22:04PM -0500, Phil Ritter wrote:
>    Are there any plans to deliver a packaged version of XCP (the ISO version)
>    with dom0 built on a 64 bit kernel?
>    64-bit is becoming more and more important for supporting some new device
>    drivers and storage technology.  Also existing 32 bit dom0 is showing its
>    weakness under heavy I/O workloads.
>    Debian xcp-xapi is not a good option yet as there are just enough
>    differences to make it hard to manage.
>    Perhaps hope for 64-bit in 1.7 release?

I'm guessing 64bit dom0 will be used in XCP after Xen PVH (hybrid) support is 
merged to 
upstream Xen and upstream Linux kernel, so most probably around Xen 4.4 

Xen PVH support allows running dom0 in an HVM container. 

-- Pasi

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