On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 21:20 +0200, Roland Käser wrote:
> 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. (If you think it would only be for one release, you would only
need to wait to witness the endless threads from hell about why Red Hat
should not drop 2.4 xen rpms from Fedora Core 13 / Red Hat Enterprise
Add to that the necessity to test various combinations of xen0 <->
xenU kernels once you start mixing 2.4/2.6 kernels. Not that it can't
be done, just keep in perspective the magnitude of the work. Any