[CentOS-virt] Building Xen 4.4 rpms for centos7

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Tue Feb 10 11:00:43 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 05:27:48PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > 
> > Agreed on this too .. let's use as much the same as we can, and we can
> > use %if statements in the SPEC to differentiate el6 and el7 things, if
> > necessary.  systemd versus init and maybe some version number changes
> > for buildrequires should be the changes we need to be concerned about.
> >
> Yep!
> > 
> > We can try to take the RH 3.10 el7 kernel, mod it for xen, and use it ..
> > or we can shift to 3.14.x and that buys us at least one more year .. or
> > wait until they name the next LTS kernel and go for that.  Likely the
> > next LTS kernel will be the easiest option (the RH modified kernel will
> > not support xen and rolling in stuff externally will be hard because of
> > the backports RH does to the kernel (things that go into a standard
> > kernel will not apply cleanly to the RH kernel).
> > 
> > But, I agree lets try to use the el6 kernel for xen el7 too .. and we
> > can switch both kernels as required later.
> > 
> Yeah we're not in a hurry with the dom0 kernel. Current Linux 3.10.x seems to work fine atm.
> Let's focus on getting the current rpms built for el7,
> and then later we can update both el6 and el7 to later kernel/versions.

So.. how do we get the Xen 4.4.1 rpms port to el7 going.. ? :)

-- Pasi

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