[kernel-xen] Kernel-xen 3.5.3 about to be released.

Vasily Evseenko svpcom at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 06:17:45 EST 2012

I've attached small patch with fixes for:

1. IPSet support.
2. Fix kernel-xen-devel (add deps for xtables_addons)
Xtables_addons is a collection of unofficial, but very useful addons for
iptables (http://xtables-addons.sourceforge.net)

On 09/11/2012 03:38 AM, Steven Haigh wrote:
> On 11/09/2012 6:38 AM, Vasily Evseenko wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've probed to use this kernel on x86_64 box.
>> Seems almost all is fine, but there are some issues:
>> 1. Missing include/generated -> unable to build xtables-addons
> Can you provide what this is looking for?
>> 2. Ipset module doesn't enabled.
> Does this break any tools included in EL6? I haven't noticed anything
> - but its difficult to test every possible usage case.
>> 3. What about various patches from RedHat which doesn't available in
>> vanilla kernel
> No backported patches are applied from RedHat. They don't have
> anything in the EL range that uses 3.x to bring any patches in from.
> That means they are more likely to cause issues than fix them.
>> 4. What about compatibility with (old) userland utilities (are there any
>> incompatibilities in kernel api from 2.6.32 to 3.5)?
> All the compatibility stuff is enabled - you shouldn't see any
> problems here. I'm more than happy to debug issues and work towards
> fixing them if you find any issues.
>> How did you get default config for 3.5.3 kernel? Is it derived
>> from RedHat's or configure by hands from scratch?
> I migrated the same config from my 2.6.32.x tree then altered new
> options to suit. This should mean it will be as close as possible to
> existing 2.6.32.x tree.
> The main problem is that the Xen maintainers are no longer updating
> the 2.6.32.x branch with Xen patches. This causes issues as ANY
> security or bug fixes will not be ported to the 2.6.32.x tree.
> Therefore, moving to a properly maintained tree is probably the best
> option.
> The 2.6.32.x tree with Xen hasn't been touched since March this year.
>> Can you publish old rpms/srpms for kernel into repository ?

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