Diff for /wikisrc/ports/xen/howto.mdwn between versions 1.103 and 1.104

version 1.103, 2016/12/19 21:48:53 version 1.104, 2016/12/20 03:50:04
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 of the dom0.  This can be useful to let a domU run X11, or access some  of the dom0.  This can be useful to let a domU run X11, or access some
 network interface or other peripheral.  network interface or other peripheral.
   
 NetBSD used to support Xen2; this has been removed.  NetBSD 6 and earlier supported Xen 2; support was removed fro NetBSD
   7.  Xen 2 has been removed from pkgsrc.
   
 Prerequisites  Prerequisites
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Line 81  xenkernel and xentools.  We will refer o Line 82  xenkernel and xentools.  We will refer o
 but note that both packages must be installed together and must have  but note that both packages must be installed together and must have
 matching versions.  matching versions.
   
 xenkernel3 provides Xen 3.1.  This no longer receives security patches  xenkernel3 provides Xen 3.1.  It is no longer maintained by Xen, and the last applied security patch was in
 and should not be used.  It supports PCI passthrough, which is why  2011. Thus, it should not be used.  It supports PCI passthrough,
 people use it anyway. Xen 3.1 supports non-PAE on i386.  which is why people use it anyway. Xen 3.1 supports i386, both PAE and
   non-PAE.
 xenkernel33 provides Xen 3.3.  This no longer receives security  
 patches and should not be used.  Xen 3.3 supports non-PAE on i386.  xenkernel33 provides Xen 3.3.  It is no longer maintained by Xen, and
   the last applied security patch was in 2012.  Thus, it should not be
 xenkernel41 provides Xen 4.1.  This is no longer maintained by Xen,  used.  Xen 3.3 supports i386, but only in PAE mode.  There are no good
 but as of 2014-12 receives backported security patches.  There are no  reasons to run this version.
 good reasons to run this version.  
   xenkernel41 provides Xen 4.1.  It is no longer maintained by Xen, but
 xenkernel42 provides Xen 4.2. This is no longer maintained by Xen, but  as of 2016-11 received backported security patches.  Xen 4.1 supports
 as of 2014-12 receives backported security patches.  The only reason  i386, but only in PAE mode.  There are no good reasons to run this
 to run this is if you need to use xm instead of xl.  
   
 xenkernel45 provides Xen 4.5.  This is new to pkgsrc as of 2015-01 and  
 recommended for use as a conservative choice.  
   
 xenkernel46 provides Xen 4.6.  TODO: Probably this is the recommended  
 version.  version.
   
   xenkernel42 provides Xen 4.2.  It is no longer maintained by Xen, but
   as of 2016-11 received backported security patches.  Xen 4.2 supports
   i386, but only in PAE mode.  The only reason to run this is if you
   need to use xm instead of xl, or if you need to run an i386 dom0
   (because your hardware is i386 only).
   
   xenkernel45 provides Xen 4.5.  It is no longer maintained by Xen, but
   as of 2016-11 it received security patches.  Xen 4.5 requires an amd64
   dom0, but domUs can be amd64 or i386 PAE.  TODO: It is either a
   conservative choice or somewhat old.
   
   xenkernel45 provides Xen 4.6.  It is new to pkgsrc in 2016-05.  It is
   no longer maintained by Xen, but as of 2016-11 it received security
   patches.  Xen 4.6 requires an amd64 dom0, but domUs can be amd64 or
   i386 PAE.  TODO: It is either a somewhat aggressive choice or the
   standard choice
   
 See also the [Xen Security Advisory page](http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/).  See also the [Xen Security Advisory page](http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/).
   
 Ideally newer versions of Xen will be added to pkgsrc.  Ideally newer versions of Xen will be added to pkgsrc.

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