FreeBSD PVHVM call for testing
outbackdingo at gmail.com
Tue May 28 15:21:23 UTC 2013
On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Craig Rodrigues <rodrigc at crodrigues.org>wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM, Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau at citrix.com
> > On 23/05/13 15:20, Jeroen van der Ham wrote:
> > >
> > > On 13 May 2013, at 20:32, Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau at citrix.com>
> > >> Also, I've created a wiki page that explains how to set up a FreeBSD
> > >> PVHVM for testing:
> > >>
> > >> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Testing_FreeBSD_PVHVM
> > >
> > >
> > > You mention on that page that it is easier to install on 10.0-CURRENT
> > snapshots.
> > > What are the issues with installing this on 9.1? Is it possible?
> > I don't think it is recommended to use a HEAD (10) kernel with a 9.1
> > userland. You can always install a 9.1 and then do a full update with
> > the source on my repository.
> Actually in FreeBSD, it is possible to run an older userland on a newer
> and a lot of effort is spent in preserving this type of backwards
> So a 9.1 userland with a 10 kernel will work.
> However, running a newer userland on an older kernel is not guaranteed to
> So running a 10 userland with a 9.1 kernel will most likely not work.
> However, since you guys are doing very cutting edge stuff with 10-CURRENT,
> it is better that you do not waste time with 9.1.
> I recommend you start with a 10.0 CURRENT snapshot ISO and go from there.
> I am going through a similar setup exercise with a Google Summer of Code
> where he needs to have a latest CURRENT system running in a VM.
> I wrote this blog post:
> for the steps how to do it. You can follow those steps to get bootstrapped
> with a working environment if it helps you out.
> Good luck.
Any chance this will be backported to 9.X or 9-STABLE at least ??
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