FreeBSD 7.0 on Xen

Gueven Bay gueven.bay at
Sat Aug 9 09:19:11 UTC 2008

2008/8/8 Elwell, Richard <richard.elwell at>:
> Sorry about the premature sending.  Here is the complete question:
>> Greetings,
>> I am attempting to follow the directions located at
>> and load a FreeBSD Xen DomU instance.  The document says:
> Download the FreeBSD domU kernel for Xen 3.0 and disk image from
> *       kernel-current
> <>
> *       mdroot-7.0.bz2
> <>
> *       xmexample1.bsd
> <>

I want to add my following questions because in the handbook are they
_not_ explained:

1) What is this "kernel-current" ? And how can I make myself this
"kernel-current" using the base system
and the tools in it ?

2) What is "mdroot" ? And how can I build a "mdroot"?

3) Where are the Xen sources located? Does The FreeBSD project just
write patches which are then
used to modify the original sources to get Xen run on FreeBSD
is there a fork like source repository where the FreeBSD Xen is maintained?

I hope that someone can answer me these questions but also
I think including the answers to the Handbook would be a great help
for all who want to use
Xen on FreeBSD.


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