On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:43:01AM +0200, Roger Pau Monn? wrote:
> With previous FreeBSD 9.X versions, in order to get Xen support you had to 
> compile a specific kernel (XENHVM), we wanted to remove this for FreeBSD 10, 
> so we included the Xen components into the GENERIC kernel and made sure 
> there were no weird interactions on bare metal. However, this change was 
> too big to merge into 9, so in order to try to improve the situation on 9 
> Colin decided to pack all the Xen support into a kernel module, in order to 
> remove the need to compile a specific kernel for Xen VMs.

Why the module is a bad idea on HEAD/10.x ?

To explain further, I do not object against Xen code included into GENERIC.
I am interested in the possibility of the stripped down kernel (without
XEN options) which can be made operable on HVM with the module preloaded.
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