[Oneiric] Temporary Xen HVM work-around

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Sep 1 13:54:30 UTC 2011

On 01.09.2011 15:39, Tim Gardner wrote:
> On 09/01/2011 07:23 AM, Stefan Bader wrote:
>> I would like to propose the following SAUCE patch for Oneiric. Without
>> this the Oneiric kernel fails to boot in HVM mode from a Xen 4.1.1 or
>> newer hypervisor (which we ship in Oneiric).
>> It should be only temporary, but I am not sure we find a proper solution
>> within the time before final freeze and I rather would see the released
>> kernel at least booting.
>> Changes only affect code paths used when booting in HVM mode under Xen,
>> so there should be no other impact.
>> -Stefan
> Can you think of any possible impact this might have for an LTS backport ? We're
> not doing anything for -ec2 backports, right ?
> rtg

We do not have an LTS backport for EC2. Of course people can an do run the
normal (generic-pae for i386, amd64 should be ok with any flavour) LTS backport
kernel in Lucid installations. If the hyperviser is older that 4.1.1 this has no
impact at all. And for the other ones it would cause the same issue.


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