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Xen Virtualization On ARM Hits New Milestone

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Published on 04 July 2012 07:47 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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With the ongoing work to better enable virtualization support for the ARM architecture under Linux, the developers working on Xen enablement have reached a new milestone.

Stefano Stabellini of Citrix is one of the developers working on Xen for ARM. This morning he pushed a new set of Xen patches that are still deemed a work-in-progress.

While not yet ready for mainlining, Stabellini shares, "With this patch series and the corresponding xen patch series applied, I am able to boot a Linux domU with a root filesystem on a xen PV disk." These patches initialize the grant_table and xenbus on ARM along with allowing the blkfront and blkback components to compile and run under ARM. This is Xen virtualization enablement work for ARMv7.

For more information regarding Xen virtualization on ARM, visit the Xen.org Wiki and the Xen ARM page.

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