[CentOS-devel] CentOS Xen kernels

Thu Nov 9 01:44:22 UTC 2006
Luke Crawford <lsc at prgmr.com>

On Thu, 9 Nov 2006, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Luke Crawford wrote:
>> Is anyone working on porting the xensource-provided RHEL3 and RHEL4 Xen 
>> kernels to centOS?  I've been poking the xensource-provided kernels, and 
>> they seem to work okay (though only on i686 platforms-  I haven't gotten 
>> 'em to compile on x86_64)  on my client's RHEL systems.
> Feel free to submit a patch :)

I'm working on the x86_64 bit, but nobody here is particularly good 
with rpm, (and all of the RPM types I know are waay out of my price 
range)  so I'm begging for free help instead :)   Also, I'm a bit unsure 
as to what exactly has to be removed/changed to make it a CentOS kernel.

(Is there a framework in place for CentOS-specific bounties?  I don't have 
a lot of money to blow, but sometimes even small amounts can help 
encourage people.)

>> I host a bunch of CentOS Xen DomUs, so it would be really cool if I could 
>> re-use the "poke at the RHEL kernels" work for those CentOS domains as 
>> well-  but from what I understand, I'm not supposed to just re-distribute 
>> the RHEL stuff without stripping out some stuff.
> Are you talking about RHELkernels or Xen supplied kernels that work for RHEL 
> ?

Xen supplied kernels that apply the RHEL patches.