[CentOS-virt] Xen updates / TODO
dunlapg at umich.edu
Thu Mar 13 17:02:52 UTC 2014
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> OK, experts .. lets discuss !!!
A couple of minor suggestions gathered when installing CentOS:
* The ipxe package "obsoletes" the gpxe package. However, it doesn't
actually supply all the necessary dependencies. qemu-kvm depends on
the gpxe binary. The result is that you can't have both a Xen system
and a KVM system installed at the same time unless you manually
download gpxe (or ipxe, if you've installed KVM first) and install it
with --force. This may discourage people with existing KVM systems
from experimenting with Xen. Since the two don't overlap, ipxe
shouldn't be listed as obsoleting gpxe.
* With the default install, Linux is configured to use the serial
port, but Xen isn't. I think ideally Xen would use the serial port,
and Linux running under Xen should use hvc0.
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