Thanks for your reply. I'll see what I can do about getting the precise
version (which I believe is indeed 3.0.3) and patches for you. Amazon say on
http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/ that "we work with our partners and community to
provide you with the most choice possible. You are also empowered to use our
bundling tools to upload your own operating systems"... so I'll attempt to
hold them to that :)
I'm also happy to contribute a paid EC2 account for development (within
reason) since if we can't precisely replicate locally the environment they
run then I imagine the next-best thing would be for you to have access to
one of their instances which you can upload OS images to and debug FreeBSD
as an EC2 DomU that way. Would you be interested in that?
Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help / facilitate. I'll
post again when I've got in touch with Amazon.
Hybrid Logic Ltd.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 5:40 AM, K. Macy <kmatthew.m...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2009, at 10:08 AM, Michael Sierchio wrote:
> > I second the notion - could someone please articulate what
> > the problems are with running FreeBSD as a DomU?
> > Being able to run a 8.x instance on EC2 would be very helpful.
> Amazon runs a very old Redhat version of Xen and they aren't forthcoming
> about the specific version, presumably out of security concerns.
> 3.0.3 doesn't support linear page tables and thus requires some pmap
> futzing. Apart from that I don't have enough specifics to go on. If someone
> told me the precise version and gave me the corresponding RH patches I'd be
> much more interested. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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