Package Base Details: xen

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/xen.git (read-only, click to copy)
Keywords: hypervisor virtualization xen
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: Refutationalist
Last Packager: Refutationalist
Votes: 185
Popularity: 2.14
First Submitted: 2009-11-09 11:22
Last Updated: 2021-04-15 09:43

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Refutationalist commented on 2021-04-15 09:56

1) 4.15.0-1 adds zstd kernel support, so the hook for that is no longer needed, but I'm not sure if ever made it out of my personal repo.

2) The -no-pie problem in linking is present in 4.15, and there's an included patch for that. It is now the only patch needed to compile cleanly on Arch.

3) As promised, stubdom has moved from building by default to not building by default, as no one has spoken up about using it. If I continue maintaining the package, the plan is to remove it in the next major release.

4) I haven't done anything about the SDL2 deps.

5) Unless a co-maintainer is added, this is likely going to be the last release for a few months as I'm going in for surgery to have a brain tumor removed next month.

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Anonymous comment on 2017-02-26 14:42

Hello, I have received the following error message:
PGP signatures could not be verified for public key "83FE14C957E82BD9".

Can you advise?

Thank you for your time.

lazycat commented on 2017-01-20 02:34

@JohnTh,
Yeah, your config file was really helpful for me, i successfully start arch live cd.
But i understood that it is really bad idea to try to build completely work machine with 512 MB ram :D
Thank you so much.

JohnTh commented on 2017-01-18 03:39

@lazycat
Yes, possible to use Xen guest with little RAM.
May need to boot your arch installer differently though.
If you show your config, we will have a better idea.

Working config for me, needs arch install iso.

name='archtest'
disk=['archlinux-2017.01.01-dual.iso, , xvdc, cdrom']
memory='256'
root = '/dev/xvdc'
bootloader='pygrub'
kernel = "arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz"
ramdisk = "arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img"
extra = "archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201701"
boot='d'

lazycat commented on 2017-01-18 03:12

@JohnTh,
It is possible use xen with config less then 1500M ram?

JohnTh commented on 2017-01-18 03:08

Good to see maintainer!
When trying to boot PV archiso / archboot guest:
I get "Initramfs unpacking failed: write error" when there is not enough memory to unpack the ramdisk to memory.
I found the archboot64 I tried needed 1500MB memory.

lazycat commented on 2017-01-18 03:03

@das_j
Thank you, it's really cool :)
Successfully compile and install it, but still have problem with paravirt PV domU..
Trying to create guest with xl create -c and receive
[ 0.120463] dmi: Firmware registration failed.
[ 5.189734] Initramfs unpacking failed: write error
Any ideas? My pc is junk? xD Or I doing something wrong?

Anonymous comment on 2017-01-17 20:24

@riaqn @lazycat I fixed the package and bumped the pkgrel.

I can boot it, hopefully you can as well.

lazycat commented on 2017-01-16 07:24

@riaqn
Hello! Have same problem - cannot create correct cfg for grub (add new boot entry to grub) with 09_xen
Any ideas?

Anonymous comment on 2017-01-15 12:33

@riaqn No, this should not matter. I will check once I get home, but maybe not until tomorrow.

riaqn commented on 2017-01-15 05:03

It's probably just me: but in the compiled package, there is only a symlink from boot/xen-4.8.gz to xen-4.8.0.gz, but no xen-4.8.0.gz itself, which is necessary if I want to boot via grub?

Do I have to compile on a grub-booted system(as opposed to efi-booted) to get this file in the package?