[CentOS-virt] Testing new Xen Version and rollback.

Thu Oct 8 14:32:10 UTC 2009
Adam <adam0x54 at gmail.com>

Check out this repository for Xen 3.4



On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Phil Schaffner
<Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov>wrote:

> Ben M. wrote on 10/06/2009 01:24 PM:
> > I have a "fairly" stable Xen (CentOS 5.3 "standard" 3.1.x Xen) install
> > that I want to put into production within the next two weeks or so.
> >
> > I have some small (so far non-fatal) issues and tweaks that Xen 3.4.x
> > may address. E.g. AMD x64 IOMMU bios read, GPLPV PCI connection, HPET
> > clock, better GPLPV handling, and some others.
> >
> > My question is: that if I follow the directions at stacklet.com
> > (<http://stacklet.com/downloads/kernel>) to load up Xen 3.4 can/will
> > depmod overwrite dependencies needed for my "standard" Xen kernel that
> > will not be available by a simple edit of grub.conf to restore the
> > "standard" Xen kernel. I'm not familiar with depmod's actions.
> You shouldn't have to worry about depmod - it will only operate on the
> current running kernel, or the one you explicitly tell it to, and there
> should be no direct interaction with GRUB.  I'd be much more worried
> about installing tarballs onto an RPM based system, as Stacklet seems to
> want to do from my brief look at the site you referenced.  Be sure you
> have a good backup before proceeding with that.
> Phil
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