[CentOS-virt] Xen updates / TODO

Thu Mar 13 17:02:52 UTC 2014
George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu>

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.