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[Xen-users] 2 Questions about Xen installation and Xen source

Hi all,

1, I am a freshman to Xen technology, please help me install it. :)

I am trying to install a Xen dm0 in locally machine, but I am confused about some steps to install and xen itself. Could you try to give some answers?

I downloaded xen-4.1.1 package, and extract all files. I found some kernel src files located in xen-4.1.1/xen:

# ll
drwxr-xr-x 4 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 arch
drwxr-xr-x 5 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 common
-rw-r--r-- 1 zruan0 users 19185 2011-06-15 00:03 COPYING
drwxr-xr-x 2 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 crypto
drwxr-xr-x 8 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 drivers
drwxr-xr-x 9 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 include
-rw-r--r-- 1 zruan0 users  5529 2011-06-15 00:03 Makefile
-rw-r--r-- 1 zruan0 users  3498 2011-06-15 00:03 Rules.mk
drwxr-xr-x 3 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 tools
drwxr-xr-x 4 zruan0 users  4096 2011-06-15 00:03 xsm

Are these files going to be used to add or replace corresponding files in kernel source? If so, then xen-4.1.1 package should be bond to a suitable kernel version to avoid build failures. How I can find the suitable kernel version to this package? I also check http://wiki.xen.org/xenwiki/XenDom0Kernels for details, but still full of confusion in my mind.

2, I want to patch a suitable kernel with xen-4.1.1 patches to better understand xen itself. Should I achieve this by following steps:

1> download suitable kernel (right version)
2> download xen patches or generate new patches from xen-4.1.1?
3> patch kernel with xen patches.

Really looking forward to you guys answers :)

-Royo (Zhengwang)

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