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Re: [Xen-users] Anti-virus for use in para-virtualized Xen

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  • From: "Mark Greenbank" <mark.greenbank@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 21:04:38 -0400
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On 4/4/07, Petersson, Mats <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is a serious limitation with the way the kernel is
> architected -- a defined kernel interface (e.g., DDI/DKI for
> both function calls and structures) and loadable
> modules/drivers are not encouraged, which means that there is
> a proliferation of customized kernels out there. This really
> limits the utility of the Linux kernel in a production
> envronment. I myself am stuck at Core 5 for my (production)
> laptop since I'm worried that upgrading to the
> latest+greatest disto will break my VMWare installation and
> various other components that depend on interfacing with the
> kernel. I'd love to move to Core 6 but I don't have enough
> pain to live with having to hack the VMWare modules. With
> Core 7 around the corner, I suspect that my motivation to
> hack will increase :)

I can't say that I disagree.

Just after I wrote about the problem I did a yum update --- then spent the next hour rebuilding VMWare modules :(

Should have just stayed quiet and maybe the kernel gods wouldn't have been angry.


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