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[Xen-users] Xen on Raspberry Pi 2?

  • To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: Magnus Therning <magnus@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:12:54 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:14:06 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>

I've finally decided to take time to look at Xen on ARM and tried
finding some information about what platforms to choose from.

I did find the Xen ARM with Virtualization Extensions page [1].  Based
on that and Running Xen on the Cubieboard2[2] it seems like
Cubieboard2 is the safe bet (or maybe Cubietruck, though its price tag
is a tad higher).

However, generation two of the darling of the home tinkerer crowd,
Raspberry Pi, has just been released.  It sports a Cortex-A7, so I'm
guessing it *might* have virtualization extensions.  My search-fu is
not as strong as I thought, as I've not managed to find *any*
information on whether it has the required extensions, and if so, if
anyone is hard at work getting Xen running on it.

Does anyone here know if RPi2 has virtualization support?  If so, is
Xen being ported to it?

Put another way:

Should I walk down to the local electronics store and pick up an RPi2,
or should I order a Cubieboard from the UK, if I want to run Xen on


[1]: http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_ARM_with_Virtualization_Extensions
[2]: http://openmirage.org/wiki/xen-on-cubieboard2

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