Xen and Lenny


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 AKA “Lenny” has just been released [1].

One of the features that is particularly noteworthy is that Xen has been updated and now works fully and correctly on the 2.6.26 kernel (see the Debian Wiki page about Xen for details [2]). This may not sound exciting, but I know that a lot of people put a lot of work into getting this going, and for a long time in Unstable it wasn’t working well. I’ve just upgraded three Xen servers from Etch to Lenny (actually one was Etch kernel with Lenny user-space), and they all worked!

Those three servers were all running the i386 architecture, the next thing to do is to try it out with the AMD64 architecture. One of my plans is to try the latest Debian kernel on the server I use in Germany, but I’ll try on a few other AMD64 machines first.


4 thoughts on “Xen and Lenny”

  1. i5513 says:

    Thank you very much for you report, tell us if 64 migration is too ok !

  2. Does the upgrade to Lenny also include dom0s or just domUs?

  3. Julian Mehnle says:

    linux-image-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64 as the Dom0 kernel with linux-image-2.6.26-1-686-bigmem as the DomU kernel works fine here!

  4. etbe says:

    i5513: I will, but it will take some time to test.

    Markus: I’ve had Lenny DomUs running under Etch Dom0 for some time – but with an Etch kernel. I upgraded the kernel of the DomU to the Lenny one and the Dom0 to Lenny.

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