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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen branches

From: Ian Jackson
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Xen branches
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:54:27 +0000

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko writes ("[Xen-devel] Xen branches"):
> Hello, all. I have push some work for paravirtualised GRUB2 to XEN
> branch: Currently only
> x86-64 (I'm much less interested in i386). What works:
> - modules, normal mode, console, date, all of the all-platform commands
> (not all are tested though)
> What doesn't (not implemented):
> -network
> -disks
> -loaders
> -most of platform-specific commands (well as expected, xen is a separate
> platforms so its platform-specific commands will be different if any)
> What's kludgy:
> -Finding and checking xen headers (/usr/include hardcoded, no checking,
> also it's so annoying that xen mixes its kernels intended for standalone
> environment with standard userspace headers)
> -Stack. Right now I just allocate space in .bss.
> -Heap. Likewise.

This is exciting.  We've been wanting a pv grub2 for some time.  Do
you think this work will be upstreamable into grub2 master ?


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