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Package Details: xen 4.8.0-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: xen
Description: Virtual Machine Hypervisor & Tools
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Keywords: hypervisor virtualization xen
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: xen-4.2, xen-4.2-testing-hg, xen-4.3, xen-4.3-testing-hg, xen-4.4, xen-4.5, xen-4.6, xen-4.7, xen-4.8, xen-gdbsx, xen-git, xen-hg-unstable, xen-igvtg, xen-rc
Provides: xen-4.8.0
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: das_j
Last Packager: das_j
Votes: 162
Popularity: 2.761384
First Submitted: 2009-11-09 11:22
Last Updated: 2017-01-17 20:23

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lazycat commented on 2017-01-20 02:34

Yeah, your config file was really helpful for me, i successfully start arch live cd.
But i understood that it is really bad idea to try to build completely work machine with 512 MB ram :D
Thank you so much.

JohnTh commented on 2017-01-18 03:39

Yes, possible to use Xen guest with little RAM.
May need to boot your arch installer differently though.
If you show your config, we will have a better idea.

Working config for me, needs arch install iso.

disk=['archlinux-2017.01.01-dual.iso, , xvdc, cdrom']
root = '/dev/xvdc'
kernel = "arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz"
ramdisk = "arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img"
extra = "archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201701"

lazycat commented on 2017-01-18 03:12

It is possible use xen with config less then 1500M ram?

JohnTh commented on 2017-01-18 03:08

Good to see maintainer!
When trying to boot PV archiso / archboot guest:
I get "Initramfs unpacking failed: write error" when there is not enough memory to unpack the ramdisk to memory.
I found the archboot64 I tried needed 1500MB memory.

lazycat commented on 2017-01-18 03:03

Thank you, it's really cool :)
Successfully compile and install it, but still have problem with paravirt PV domU..
Trying to create guest with xl create -c and receive
[ 0.120463] dmi: Firmware registration failed.
[ 5.189734] Initramfs unpacking failed: write error
Any ideas? My pc is junk? xD Or I doing something wrong?

das_j commented on 2017-01-17 20:24

@riaqn @lazycat I fixed the package and bumped the pkgrel.

I can boot it, hopefully you can as well.

lazycat commented on 2017-01-16 07:24

Hello! Have same problem - cannot create correct cfg for grub (add new boot entry to grub) with 09_xen
Any ideas?

das_j commented on 2017-01-15 12:33

@riaqn No, this should not matter. I will check once I get home, but maybe not until tomorrow.

riaqn commented on 2017-01-15 05:03

It's probably just me: but in the compiled package, there is only a symlink from boot/xen-4.8.gz to xen-4.8.0.gz, but no xen-4.8.0.gz itself, which is necessary if I want to boot via grub?

Do I have to compile on a grub-booted system(as opposed to efi-booted) to get this file in the package?

das_j commented on 2017-01-12 22:59

Adopted package as nobody else seemed to be interested.
@John if you still are interested, contact me :)

Updated to 4.8, hope I didn't break anything.
Removed a lot of patches that are not needed anymore and updated XSAs.

I also removed the ati-passthrough patch as it was for Xen 4.4 and didn't apply anymore.