[CentOS-devel] CentOS Xen kernels

Luis Stevens lstevens at online-buddies.com
Wed Nov 15 16:34:57 UTC 2006

Would someone please point out, then, where to look for instructions on
implementing the Xen hypervisor on a CentOS 4.4 system?  What about 4.3?

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[mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Johnny Hughes
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 5:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] CentOS Xen kernels

On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 18:16 -0800, Luke Crawford wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Charlie Brady wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Nov 2006, Luke Crawford wrote:
> >
> >> Is anyone working on porting the xensource-provided RHEL3 and RHEL4
> >> kernels to centOS?
> >
> > Why is there porting required?
> I thought that before CentOS pulled down stuff from RHEL, there was 
> sanitization required for legal reasons.  Is this not true of the
> _______________________________________________

If you look at the centos kernel SRPM and compare it to the RHEL kernels
you will see that the differences are minimal.

We add 2 kernel config files so that an i586 kernel will also build
(does not affect the other kernels, just also builds i586).  That also
requires that allx86 includes the i586 arch.

We change a couple more items (the generated key that signs modules in
named CentOS and not RedHat and requires 2 changes ... that is pretty
much it).

If you point me at an SRPM that you want rebuilt, I would be glad to do
the CentOS changes to it for you ....

The only other sanitizing is taken care of in the rebuild process ...
where the Vendor tag of Red Hat, Inc. is removed.

Johnny Hughes

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