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Re: [Xen-devel] pvgrub2 is merged

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] pvgrub2 is merged
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:54:30 +0100
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On 11.11.2013 11:10, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-11-09 at 21:52 +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
> wrote:
>> Hello, all. pvgrub2 has just became part of upstream grub as ports i386-xen 
>> and x86_64-xen.
> This is super cool, thanks!
You're welcome
>> Documentation on its usage is missing for now but in short:
>> ARCH=x86_64
>> ./
>> ./configure --target=$ARCH --with-platform=xen
> Does this enable Xen statically for the resulting binaries or is it a
> dynamic/boot time selection between Xen and native?
The result binaries are xen only. Dynamic selection makes very little
sense for bootloader.
> Also, does this require any code from Xen (libxc, minios etc) at build
> time or is it completely standalone?
It needs xen headers (/ur/include/xen). On debian those are in libxen-devel
> (I'm asking because I'm thinking "how to enable this in distro
> packaging"...)
> Ian.

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