Fedora 4 XEN and Kernel 2.4xenU
roli at israel-jugendtag.ch
Thu Mar 31 19:56:27 UTC 2005
>I don't see any particular benefit offered by running a 2.4 kernel in
a 2.6 Xen host.
Have You ever tried to install a Oracle 9 on "modern" fedora release? I
can sing some songs about this crap. (The oracle not the Fedora).
So if we need to run the oracle servers as xen instance we NEED to have
a redhat 9 for sample. And some other applications servers (special in
the enterprise computing area) are not ready for the kernel 2.6, the
new threading library changes or the new glibc or its failed in case of
other library parts which are to new on fedora releases.
By the way: If there is a useful howto to compile xen and xenU, xen0
kernels and also a test protocol for testing this kernels for the live
fedora release I would like to try to maintain the 2.4xenU kernel for
Dave Jones schrieb:
>On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 02:33:12PM -0500, Paul Iadonisi wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 21:20 +0200, Roland Käser wrote:
> > > Hello
> > >
> > > > this would increase the complexity of kernel
> > > > building and maintenance for FC4 and beyond.
> > >
> > > Why? Its just an other rpm packages which provides the kernel 2.4.29.
> > > The xen distro contributes the packages for it. Just a new spec and a
> > > new srpm. Should take (I'm not yet a specialist for building rpms for
> > > xen) around a half hour to create the package.
> > Just another rpm? You can't be serious. We're talking another
> > kernel, here. Let's ask Dave Jones (whom I believe is the current
> > kernel rpm maintainer) how much he fancies maintaining multiple kernel
> > rpms per release of Fedora Core and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux that is
> > different than upstream and that has to be kept up to date security-
> > wise.
>I don't see any particular benefit offered by running a 2.4 kernel
>in a 2.6 Xen host. If 2.6 doesn't do something for you that 2.4 does,
>that needs fixing. 2.4 is a dead end wrt new development. I'm surprised
>to hear the Xen folks still support it.
>I have no plans whatsoever to build another 2.4 kernel for Fedora,
>so unless some loony decides to take this on as a fedora-extras
>project (and there are so many more worthwhile projects that could
>be done imo), it won't happen.
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