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Re: [Xen-devel] Fedora Xen PPC integration report 2/20

On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 03:58:06PM -0600, Jerone Young wrote:
> I'll go through some of what is going on. Our break down of packages can
> be found here:
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenPPC/Fedora?highlight=%28Fedora%29
> Fedora Community (PPC)
> =====================
> IRC -- best place
> ~~~
> server: irc.feenode.net (freenode)
> channel: #fedora-ppc

Neither of these places have any of the Fedora Xen maintainers present.
If you want to get PPC Xen support into Fedora you'll need to make sure
to have discussions / post plans to the public fedora-xen mailing list
so that the Xen team can get involved.


I'm happy to include any patches neccessary for the Xen userspace, libvirt,
virt-manager/virt-install tools, etc, since I doubt there will be many
changes needed to support PPC. By far the biggest task will be getting
a PPC Xen kernel tree sync'd up with the latest LKML tree used in Fedora 7.

NB, at this time plan is still for Fedora 7 to ship Xen 3.0.4, simply 
because, even if it is released in time, we don't expect to have time to 
rebase Xen 3.0.5 to new LKML tree before Fedora 7 feature freeze.

> kernel
> -------
> So options CONFIG_PPC_MULTIPLATFORM (Jimi you called it
> CONFIG_PPC_GENERIC) is enabled. Which will allow for kernel integration.
> The Fedora PPC kernel maintainer is David Woodhouse
> <dwmw2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> He is more then happy to take in need changes if we can get them in and
> they don't break anything.

David maintains the PPC *baremetal*  kernels - the Xen kernels are 
maintained separately by the Fedora Xen team - in particular Juan
Quintela[1] who leads the effort to forward port trees from xen-unstable
onto the more recent LKML trees that are distributed in Fedora. You'll
have to sync up with Juan to figure out feasibility of getting PPC support
into his kernel-xen trees. 


[1] Juan Quintela <quintela@xxxxxxxxxx>
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