Package Base Details: xen

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Keywords: hypervisor virtualization xen
Submitter: sergej
Maintainer: Refutationalist
Last Packager: Refutationalist
Votes: 182
Popularity: 0.42
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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skyzh commented on 2020-09-27 02:45

@Refutationalist It seems to be an issue related to gcc10. Here's the version info of my compiler.

Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Configured with: /build/gcc/src/gcc/configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-bugurl= --enable-languages=c,c++,ada,fortran,go,lto,objc,obj-c++,d --with-isl --with-linker-hash-style=gnu --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-cet=auto --enable-checking=release --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-default-pie --enable-default-ssp --enable-gnu-indirect-function --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-install-libiberty --enable-linker-build-id --enable-lto --enable-multilib --enable-plugin --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --disable-libssp --disable-libstdcxx-pch --disable-libunwind-exceptions --disable-werror gdc_include_dir=/usr/include/dlang/gdc
Thread model: posix
Supported LTO compression algorithms: zlib zstd
gcc version 10.2.0 (GCC)

I built Xen with makepkg -si.

Refutationalist commented on 2020-09-27 02:42

@skyzh: How were you building when you triggered that message? I just built Xen on a brand new install and didn't manage to see that in the captured build output.

@ska67: For booting, I think the best way forward would be to update the wiki page with specific bootloader instructions, and then point to the wiki on install. We recently pulled out GRUB specific code, the direct EFI boot needs some changes that would make it longer than I think is useful in an install message, and there a lot of different boot methods being discussed in the comments here.

As far as QEMU goes, is there anything specific that needs to be added for Xen functionality? If we're just adding stuff to QEMU to use QEMU separate from Xen, I would not build QEMU inside this package, but modify the stock Arch qemu package to include Xen support.

Refutationalist commented on 2020-09-14 04:52

Just a note that I see the recent comments, but I'm not in a position to work on them at the moment. I'll get to them ASAP.

skyzh commented on 2020-09-14 04:49

Thanks for this AUR package! I tried to install this on latest archlinux, and the compiler reports

multiple definition of 'tpm version'

in several files.

I found that this can be solved with this patch from GitHub

Hope this could help other users when using this AUR package.

ska67 commented on 2020-09-12 10:51

Your PKGBUILD uses "build_qemu" as build option to enable or disable the integrated Xen version of upstream Qemu. The Xen configuration allows additional configuration options for building this upstream Qemu with --with-extra-qemuu-configure-args[="--ARG1 ..."]. Please allow such additional configuration options for "build_qemu", besides the options true and false.

I am using systemd-boot, after build and install I have to copy /usr/lib/efi/xen.efi and /etc/xen/efi-xen.cfg as xen.cfg to my esp (boot) partition. The names of xen.efi and xen.cfg must be equal. It would be great if a hint would be displayed during the installation on uefi systems using systemd-boot or efistub booting.

@jac299792458 Use "console=vga vga=text-80x25,keep" on the hypervisor command line and "console=hvc0 earlyprintk=xen" on the kernel command line if you do not have a serial console for hypervisor output.

jac299792458 commented on 2020-09-02 19:07

I was able to get this to build and install successfully. However, I'm having the damnedest time getting it to boot on my Dell Precision 5550 laptop. I've tried using grub-xen-git (which boot regular Arch, same kernel, just fine), and I've tried directly booting Xen from UEFI.

In both cases, I see the Xen messages scroll by, the last one mentions relinquishing the VGA port, it blanks the screen and ... nothing. It just sits there.

I've removed and / or tweak the intel-ucode scanning with no change in behavior. Is there anything else I should try next to get some more actionable info? I've also added 'earlyprintk=xen' to the kernel cmdline for both via Grub->Xen and UEFI -> Xen ...

ephreal commented on 2020-08-31 18:39

I've been having trouble getting this to compile. Is it possible that there's a missing dependency? Here's where the make errors out.

make[7]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom/newlib-x86_64/x86_64-xen-elf/newlib/libc'
make[6]: *** [Makefile:582: all-recursive] Error 1
make[6]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom/newlib-x86_64/x86_64-xen-elf/newlib/libc'
make[5]: *** [Makefile:574: all-recursive] Error 1
make[5]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom/newlib-x86_64/x86_64-xen-elf/newlib'
make[4]: *** [Makefile:402: all] Error 2
make[4]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom/newlib-x86_64/x86_64-xen-elf/newlib'
make[3]: *** [Makefile:8613: all-target-newlib] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom/newlib-x86_64'
make[2]: *** [Makefile:697: all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom/newlib-x86_64'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:100: cross-root-x86_64/x86_64-xen-elf/lib/libc.a] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/ephreal/builds/xen/src/xen-4.14.0/stubdom'
make: *** [Makefile:138: install-stubdom] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

cman commented on 2020-08-04 19:58

@Refutationalist If you have it running, go ahead and do a package release for 4.14.0. Sorry I wasn't able to submit the GRUB bits before heading to the mountains for a family reunion this week. If you're game, we can do another package release with the updated GRUB once I get back to civilization.

Refutationalist commented on 2020-08-04 05:32

I've got a 4.14.0-0 on my github that seems to be running well on my test machines, so if those grub changes are good to go, I can push to AUR.

cman commented on 2020-07-29 22:40

@Reutationalist That's great and Github will work just fine. I'm in process with some other projects, but I will try to get those Grub changes to you by the end of the week.