-current snapshots and xen kernels

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Fri May 15 12:57:51 UTC 2009

2009/5/15 Robert Watson <rwatson at freebsd.org>:

> This was discussed at the devsummit also, and struck many people as a good
> idea.  The usual tension, however, is over the amount of free space on the
> ISO.  It might be time to drop the UP kernel from our install CD and replace
> it with a Xen kernel, and add an install-time option to select the kernel?

Well initially I don't know how you'd use the domU kernel inside an
actual domain so I don't see why you'd throw it in sysinstall just for

Just leave it on the snapshot CD so people like me can manually create
basic VM images (which is easy under FreeBSD - install kernel and base
tardist in a new filesystem using "install.sh"; boot it) and it should
lower the barrier for bootstrapping a DomU VM.


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