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Bug 658386 - Patch to allow mbkernel and mbargs to be read from /etc/sysconfig/kernel
Summary: Patch to allow mbkernel and mbargs to be read from /etc/sysconfig/kernel
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 658387
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-30 08:38 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2010-12-21 05:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-21 05:34:23 UTC
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2010-11-30 08:38:10 UTC
Description of problem:
New-kernel-pkg has support for mbkernel and mbargs. However, there is no way to set these variables other than by using command line options. This does not support a single kernel which boots both on bare metal and from within a hypervisor such as Xen (upcoming Xen kernels will have this capability). I have attached a patch that reads mbkernel and mbargs from /etc/sysconfig/kernel:HYPERVISOR and :HYPERVISOR_ARGS, respectively. The allows a single kernel package to be installed to boot with or without a hypervisor.

This is a requirement for the Xen Pvops Dom0 feature that will be proposed for Fedora 15 (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvopsDom0).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Git d3ca5734c2ca2f3dce2591d06ed609b9bfee756a

Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2010-12-21 05:34:23 UTC
I'm not sure why this was filed twice.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 658387 ***

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