[Oneiric] Temporary Xen HVM work-around

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Sep 1 13:56:30 UTC 2011

On 01.09.2011 15:54, Stefan Bader wrote:
> 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.
> -Stefan
Of course I meant "under Xen" somewhere above...

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