Xen networking on Hardy

James Blackwell jblack at merconline.com
Sat Apr 19 22:35:03 BST 2008


Hirano's patch, is very small and looks easy to read.  Users that have
tries Hiram's tiny patch have reported that domUs are fixed without
affecting dom0s negatively.

His patch is at:
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/13564638/004-xen-netfront-fix.patch

Found attached to this bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/218126

Regards,
James

On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:54:52AM -0400, Todd Deshane wrote:
> I just noticed that someone posted fixes for the netfront (xennet) driver:
> 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/218126
> 
> It is a really small patch, is there any chance it can get a freeze
> exception?
> 
> It would make it a lot easier on all of us trying to use Xen especially if
> it fixes the bug.
> 
> Packages are posted within both the linux bug above and also to the network
> bug noted below.
> 
> I don't know if they work on hardy dom0 or not, I will test the packages as
> soon as I can, hopefully others can test too.
> 
> Todd
> 
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Todd Deshane <deshantm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hi James,
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 10:58 PM, James Blackwell <jblack at merconline.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I'm trying to locate more information about the Xen problem with
> > > linux-image-2.6.24-16-xen. The bug causes a failure of bridging between
> > > Dom0 and DomU, as documented in :
> > >
> > >  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xen-3.2/+bug/204010
> > >
> > > What are the chances of seeing a new DomU kernel before hardy release?
> > >
> >
> > I don't think that it is likely due to the kernel freeze. I am hopping
> > that maybe shortly after the release, we can at least get a working lppa for
> > it. Maybe Chuck Short would be willing to host it?
> >
> > Upstream support in Linux is coming along pretty well. It was just bad
> > timing that this bug cropped up for the hardy release. I still wonder if
> > there is a chance for fixes to get in for 8.04.1 (Idea: take the latest
> > xennet driver code and port it to the hardy kernel)?
> >
> > Going forward, Hardy+1 should be able to take advantage of the work Red
> > Hat has been doing getting support into mainline.
> >
> > I hope that as the kernel team gets some time they can give us there
> > opinions on these topics. There seem to be many that would like to help.
> >
> > Hardy is a big step forward, it was just a difficult release period to
> > support Xen, even Fedora 9 didn't release a dom0 kernel. Xen from source
> > should work well for most people that need current Xen support. Going
> > forward the future looks brighter for Xen support within the distros.
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Todd
> >
> >
> >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > >
> > > James
> > >
> > >
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