ia64/xen-unstable

changeset 16324:e2445c775efc

Users manual updates:
1) PAE as 32-bit Xen default
2) IA64 and Power are supported
3) AMD Virtualization is supported
4) Add console_timestamps boot param

Signed-off-by: Atsushi SAKAI <sakaia@jp.fujitsu.com>
author Keir Fraser <keir@xensource.com>
date Tue Nov 06 09:41:57 2007 +0000 (2007-11-06)
parents 468a30d74bd6
children 55b24410ebfc
files docs/src/user.tex
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     1.1 --- a/docs/src/user.tex	Tue Nov 06 09:40:44 2007 +0000
     1.2 +++ b/docs/src/user.tex	Tue Nov 06 09:41:57 2007 +0000
     1.3 @@ -124,9 +124,9 @@ functionality, including:
     1.4  \begin{itemize}
     1.5  \item Virtual machines with performance close to native hardware.
     1.6  \item Live migration of running virtual machines between physical hosts.
     1.7 -\item Up to 32 virtual CPUs per guest virtual machine, with VCPU hotplug.
     1.8 -\item x86/32, x86/32 with PAE, and x86/64 platform support.
     1.9 -\item Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) for unmodified guest operating systems (including Microsoft Windows).
    1.10 +\item Up to 32\footnote{IA64 supports up to 64 virtual CPUs per guest virtual machine} virtual CPUs per guest virtual machine, with VCPU hotplug.
    1.11 +\item x86/32, x86/32 with PAE, x86/64, IA64 and Power platform support.
    1.12 +\item Intel and AMD Virtualization Technology for unmodified guest operating systems (including Microsoft Windows).
    1.13  \item Excellent hardware support (supports almost all Linux device
    1.14    drivers). 
    1.15  \end{itemize}
    1.16 @@ -178,8 +178,7 @@ traditional full virtualization hypervis
    1.17  performance overhead, the combination of Xen and VT or Xen and
    1.18  Pacifica technology complement one another to offer superb performance
    1.19  for para-virtualized guest operating systems and full support for
    1.20 -unmodified guests running natively on the processor.  Full support for
    1.21 -VT and Pacifica chipsets will appear in early 2006.
    1.22 +unmodified guests running natively on the processor.
    1.23  
    1.24  Paravirtualized Xen support is available for increasingly many
    1.25  operating systems: currently, mature Linux support is available and
    1.26 @@ -193,12 +192,11 @@ Xen currently runs on the x86 architectu
    1.27  newer processor (e.g.\ Pentium Pro, Celeron, Pentium~II, Pentium~III,
    1.28  Pentium~IV, Xeon, AMD~Athlon, AMD~Duron). Multiprocessor machines are
    1.29  supported, and there is support for HyperThreading (SMT).  In 
    1.30 -addition, ports to IA64 and Power architectures are in progress.
    1.31 -
    1.32 -The default 32-bit Xen supports up to 4GB of memory. However Xen 3.0
    1.33 -adds support for Intel's Physical Addressing Extensions (PAE), which
    1.34 -enable x86/32 machines to address up to 64 GB of physical memory.  Xen
    1.35 -3.0 also supports x86/64 platforms such as Intel EM64T and AMD Opteron
    1.36 +addition, ports to IA64 and Power architectures are supported.
    1.37 +
    1.38 +The default 32-bit Xen supports for Intel's Physical Addressing Extensions (PAE), which enable x86/32 machines to address up to 64 GB of physical memory.
    1.39 +It also supports non-PAE 32-bit Xen up to 4GB of memory. 
    1.40 +Xen also supports x86/64 platforms such as Intel EM64T and AMD Opteron
    1.41  which can currently address up to 1TB of physical memory.
    1.42  
    1.43  Xen offloads most of the hardware support issues to the guest OS
    1.44 @@ -3093,7 +3091,7 @@ files: \path{Config.mk} and \path{Makefi
    1.45  
    1.46  The former allows the overall build target architecture to be 
    1.47  specified. You will typically not need to modify this unless 
    1.48 -you are cross-compiling or if you wish to build a PAE-enabled 
    1.49 +you are cross-compiling or if you wish to build a non-PAE  
    1.50  Xen system. Additional configuration options are documented 
    1.51  in the \path{Config.mk} file. 
    1.52  
    1.53 @@ -3225,6 +3223,8 @@ writing to the VGA console after domain 
    1.54  \item [ guest\_loglvl=$<$level$>/<$level$>$ ] As for loglvl, but
    1.55    applies to messages relating to guests. Default is
    1.56    `guest\_loglvl=none/warning'. 
    1.57 +\item [ console\_timestamps ] 
    1.58 +  Adds a timestamp prefix to each line of Xen console output.
    1.59  \item [ nmi=xxx ]
    1.60    Specify what to do with an NMI parity or I/O error. \\
    1.61    `nmi=fatal':  Xen prints a diagnostic and then hangs. \\