[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 Xen 4.4.1 packages available on virt6-testing

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Tue Jan 6 15:01:29 UTC 2015

On 01/06/2015 08:54 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 12/15/2014 12:24 PM, George Dunlap wrote:
>> At long last, I've got some beta CentOS 6 4.4.1 packages up on the CBS.
>> Major updates include:
>> * Update to Xen 4.4.1. Also includes all XSAs through 114
>> * Update to latest blktap 2.5
>> * Updated libvirt packages (1.2.10), which work well with libxl
>> To use, add the following to a file in /etc/yum.repos.d:
>> [virt-testing]
>> name=CentOS-$releasever - virt-testing
>> baseurl=http://cbs.centos.org/repos/virt6-testing/$basearch/os/
>> gpgcheck=0
>> enabled=1
>> Notes:
>> * git repo with all the changes to xen can be found here:
>>  https://github.com/gwd/sig-virt-xen out/virt6/update-4.4.1-4
>> * The signing infrastructure is not in place, so the binaries are not signed.
>> * xend is now disabled by default.  You can enable it by running
>> chkconfig.  xend has been removed from the tree entirely in Xen 4.5,
>> so this should (hopefully) serve as a "wake-up-call" for people to
>> begin the transition over to xend.
>> * A lot have things have changed -- please to test this so we can get
>> a good idea what may have broken.
>>  -George
> George,
> I don't mind if xend is on or off, but the virt-manager (virt-install,
> etc.) that is included with the current xen4 tree will not work at all
> with libxl.
> We therefore do not have a GUI front end that can do libxl at this time.
> I might suggest leaving xend on for 4.4.x and we stabilize on 4.4.x on
> the production branch, and then start a testing branch that will be 4.5
> (or newer) with a newer libvirt, virt-manager, qemu, etc.
> I thought maybe a new kernel as well, but based on this:
> https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html
> It seems 3.10.x (at Sept 2016) is the best LTS kernel for support purposes.

So, I can't read :) .. 3.10.x stops in Sept 2016

Looks like jumping to 3.14.x would be required at some point, might as
well try to do that in the testing branch as well.

JOhnny Hughes

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