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RE: [Xen-users] Xen & Transmeta CPUs

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  • From: "Carl Holtje ;021;vcsg6;" <cwh0803@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 13:21:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 18 May 2005 17:20:34 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

On Tue, 17 May 2005, Ian Pratt wrote:

> > As a Trasnemta-based system "is" an x86, is there any reason
> > Xen shouldn't run on such a system?
> >
> > I've loaded FC3 onto my OQO, satisfied all of Xens
> > dependencies, and compiled Xen, but can't get it to boot.
> > Grub starts the xen kernel loading, and before any kernel
> > messages are printed, the system shutsdown...
> Xen is quite conservative about what it is prepared to run on. You might
> want to add some instrumentation to xen/arch/x86/setup.c

Hm.. I'll dig into this some..

> Also, does Transmeta support PSE (4MB pages), PGE (global bit), TSC
> (time stamp counter)?

It does support the 4MB pages and the time stamp counter, but not the
global bit -- is this a deal breaker for Xen?

For those who may be intersted:

flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr cx8 sep cmov mmx pni longrun lrt

As an aside -- is there someplace where each of these capability
abbreviations is explained?



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