CFT: replacing XENHVM kernel config with GENERIC + xenhvm.ko

Mark Felder feld at
Wed Aug 28 20:26:35 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013, at 13:28, Colin Percival wrote:
> Hi Roger,
> On 08/28/13 08:44, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> > On 27/08/13 07:08, Colin Percival wrote:
> >> I've attached a patch which eliminates the XENHVM kernel configuration and
> >> instead allows FreeBSD to run under Xen/HVM with PV drivers by loading a
> >> new xenhvm.ko module from the boot loader.
> > 
> > I'm sorry to say this, but I'm not sure this is the best way to move
> > forward, I would prefer to just have the files merged directly into the
> > GENERIC kernel rather than having to load a module. Also with the PVHVM
> > changes I've posted earlier I'm modifying some common files, which
> > cannot be put into a module, so it makes me wonder if it's worth it to
> > have some Xen specific code into a module while the rest of it is
> > already integrated into GENERIC.
> Are your changes going to be integrated into HEAD in time for
> 10.0-RELEASE?
> (i.e., before the code freeze starts, 10 days from now?)

This is important to me as well. I need to know what to help test if we
have 10 days to nail this down. It will be embarrassing to not have
XENHVM in GENERIC by 10.0.

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