Next Steps for EC2 kernel.

Registered by Chuck Short on 2009-04-27

Decide which implementation of Xen to use on ec2 and how to maintain it.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
Rick Clark
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Chuck Short
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
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- There are two ways to implementate the ec2 kernel for karmic.

1. Xensource patchset.
    - maintained by Xensource/citrix
   - based on 2.6.18
   - need to be forward ported to $KARMIC_KERNEL_VERSION
   - pain in the ass
2. XEN pv-ops
    - we already have this for karmic on both (i386 and amd64)
    - need to strip the vmlinuz
    - easily maintainable little overhead to maintain

We need to let the kernel team know what we need to do, which includes the following:

- Kernel configuration changes
- Additional patches that are needed in order to run a kernel for EC2.
- Additional help that is needed.

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