[ANNOUNCE] Xen port to Cortex-A15 / ARMv7 with virt extensions
anup at brainfault.org
Wed Nov 30 04:42:19 UTC 2011
I wanted to know how Xen-ARM for A15 will address following concerns:
- How will Xen-ARM for A15 support legacy guest environment like ARMv5 or
- What if my Cortex-A15 board does not have a GIC with virtualization
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 2:59 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 November 2011, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > a few weeks ago I (and a few others) started hacking on a
> > proof-of-concept hypervisor port to Cortex-A15 which uses and requires
> > ARMv7 virtualization extensions. The intention of this work was to find
> > out how to best support ARM v7+ on Xen. See
> > for more details.
> > I am pleased to announce that significant progress has been made, and
> > that we now have a nascent Xen port for Cortex-A15. The port is based on
> > xen-unstable (HG CS 8d6edc3d26d2) and written from scratch exploiting
> > the latest virtualization, LPAE, GIC and generic timer support in
> > hardware.
> Very nice!
> Do you have a pointer to the kernel sources for the Linux guest?
> Since Xen and KVM are both in an early working state right now,
> it would be very nice if we could agree on the guest model to make
> sure that it's always possible to run the same kernel in both
> (and potentially other future) hypervisors without modifications.
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