[CentOS] Xen3.3 rpm for 32Bit?

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Thu Oct 21 15:02:17 EDT 2010


On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 06:06:58PM +0200, Dirk wrote:
>  Am 15.10.10 22:59, schrieb Pasi Kärkkäinen:
>> On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 02:15:30PM +0200, Dirk H. Schulz wrote:
>>>    Hi folks,
>>>
>>> I would like to test Xen3.3 on CentOS 5.5 on an older machine which is
>>> not 64bit capable.
>>>
>>> Since this is just a "first impression" test I do not want to fuzz with
>>> compiling the kernels and tools myself (that comes in a later step).
>>>
>>> Can someone please point me to a repo with 32bit Xen3.3 kernels for
>>> CentOS 5? GITCO supplies 64bit kernels only, and googling brought up
>>> nothing else.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any hint or help.
>>>
>> Do you have a specific reason to use Xen 3.3?
>> The Xen heavily patched Xen 3.1.2 in el5 is pretty solid.


> EL5 still uses Xen 3.0.3, 3.1.2 is available in CentOS via centosplus  
> only, right? And there seem to be issues with 3.03 on 3.43 hypervisor.

No, that's wrong.

As a default RHEL5/CentOS5 ships with Xen *hypervisor* version 3.1.2 + a lot 
of patches from newer Xen versions and from Redhat.

userland Xen tools are based on 3.0.3 + patches.
You can easily verify the Xen hypervisor version by running "xm info" or "xm dmesg".

-- Pasi

>> Other than that.. grab the Xen 3.3 src.rpm and rebuild it for your 32bit box.
> The I lose all modifications of the RHEL/CentOS kernels. I would like to  
> rebuild the CentOS kernels with Xen 3.3 or 3.4, if possible.
>
> Dirk
>


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