Opening Day for OpenSolaris on Xen

Today, we're making the first source code of our OpenSolaris on Xen project available to the OpenSolaris developer community.

There are many bugs still in waiting, many puzzles to be solved, many things left to do.

A true work in progress.

Because we don't believe the developer community only wants finished projects to test. We believe that some developers want to participate during the development process, and now this project can open its doors to that kind of participation.

We wanted to start the conversation with working code. So we have a snapshot of our development tree for OpenSolaris on Xen, synced up with Nevada build 31. That code snapshot should be able to boot and run on all the hardware that build 31 can today, plus it can boot as a diskless unprivileged domain on Xen 3.0. While we were in our final approach to this release, we got live migration to work too, which is one of the key features we've been working on.

Running on Xen, OpenSolaris is reasonably stable, but it's still very much "pre-alpha" compared with our usual finished code quality. Installing and configuring a client is do-able, but not for the faint of heart.

To find out more, see the OpenSolaris on Xen community

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Comments:

Hi, Is the link to download ok? I went to http://opensolaris.org/os/community/xen/files/ there is the following link there: The OpenSolaris sources can be found here. http://dlc.sun.com/osol/xen/downloads/osox-src-12-02-2006.tar.gz I tried twice to download it; it finished about 65 out of 68 MB and stopped. Is something wrong there? IB

Posted by Ian Brown on February 13, 2006 at 04:50 PM PST #

I just tried and was able to download it 3 out of 4 times. The one failed time it hung up ~ 20M and I had to restart it. BTW, here is the md5 hash for the file... $ digest -a md5 osox-src-12-02-2006.tar.gz d4f945bdad77e76ef305dc4b8cc11ac5

Posted by Mark Johnson on February 13, 2006 at 11:12 PM PST #

Is the download site hosted on OpenSolaris/Xen? 3 out of 4 times is not bad then :-)

Posted by Luke on February 14, 2006 at 04:30 AM PST #

Great work Tim! I know you guys have worked long and hard on the project. Congrats on the first source release!

Posted by benr on February 14, 2006 at 05:03 AM PST #

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