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Re: [Xen-users] PV drivers on HVM opensuse 10.3

  • To: "jim burns" <jim_burn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Emre ERENOGLU" <erenoglu@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 01:59:07 +0200
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On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 12:40 AM, jim burns <jim_burn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thursday May 29 2008 07:57:22 am Sebastian Ries wrote:
> linux-inna:/mnt/xen-3.2-testing.hg/unmodified_drivers/linux-2.6 # make
> -C /lib/modules/ M=$PWD modules
> make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-'

Umm - is there a reason you are compiling against the default kernel, instead
of the xen or xenpae kernel?

Hi Jim,

Well, the entire reason for having these "unmodified_drivers" aka PV Drivers for Linux is to be able to use your own Distro (possibly recent) kernel, with near PV performance thanks to the PV drivers.

On Thursday May 29 2008 08:15:14 am Sebastian Ries wrote:
> We are developing a management system to automatically create and
> destroy domUs as they are needed.
> Therefore we need to have a common handling off ALL domUs including e.g.
> being able to connect to the console via VNC an such things.
> Therefore the minimal common manner is to have ALL domUs fully
> virtualized (as paravirtualization) is not possible with all domUs :-(

You can certainly connect to PV & HVM domains alike with vnc.

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