[CentOS] Centos 5.2 and Xen

Tom Lanyon tom at netspot.com.au
Tue Jun 24 00:53:04 UTC 2008

On 24/06/2008, at 9:08 AM, Luke S Crawford wrote:
> We were discussing memory limits of the free (as in beer) closed  
> source
> citrix xensource product-  limits are added to the free product in  
> order
> to encourage people to upgrade to the more expensive products.
> These limits don't exist in the open-source xen product, which is what
> the centos/Xen stuff is based on.
> http://tx.downloads.xensource.com/downloads/docs/user/#SECTION01130000000000000000
> I've personally run CentOS x86_64 5.1 boxes with north of 16G ram-
> there is nothing I am aware of that would stop you from putting as  
> much
> ram as you want in a particular DomU.
> You will be needing PAE, but that is default for CentOS i386/xen, so  
> it
> should Just Work.  make sure you install the libc6-xen package (should
> be installed as a dependency.)  The usual PAE limits apply.
> I'm typing this message in emacs running on a DomU hosted on an i386/ 
> PAE box
> with 6G ram running CentOS5.1/xen.

Hi Luke,

Thanks for the confirmation; this is what I had understood but some of  
the prior discussion scared me. :)


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