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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build in SATA drivers to the -xen kernel forx86_64

  • To: "Sean Dague" <japh@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 21:40:27 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 20:42:03 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AcZTW9V7maxIfHnWSS+TfB3euU2VvAAFANQw
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build in SATA drivers to the -xen kernel forx86_64

> This patch adds in the SATA drivers that are supported in the 
> -xen0 kernel. 
> Because the default behavior of xen is to reboot on a dom0 
> crash (i.e. not finding root filesystem), and the xen0 kernel 
> supported SATA directly, a number of people (including 
> myself) got caught by the switch over.
> Long term, we probably want to modularize more of the kernel, 
> and make initrd building more of the default, however this 
> should ease people's transition from the -xen0 => -xen kernel 
> for testing on x86_64.

Is it even possible to boot a modern distro without an initrd? Most
require an initrd for udev/console stuff.

I'd certainly like to see a patch (and clear documentation) that helps
users with building an appropriate initrd.

[I'd wouldn't mind seeing a couple of common SATA controllers included
in the -xen config anyhow.]


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