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    Subject[PATCH 0/2] A couple of workarounds for Xen based VPS services
    Several Xen based VPS providers (Rackspace Cloud Servers, Slicehost,
    and Amazon EC2 just to name a few) are faced with (at least :) ) two
    problems with the current Xen support in the kernel.

    Mostly, these problems stem from the fact that there are many different
    guest distro's with very different levels of flexibility in terms of
    being able to find its root device and in terms of being able to use an
    hvc based console.

    1. Most, if not all (because that's how the infrastructure has presented
    things so far) expect to find their root device on (a partition on)
    /dev/sda. However, without a patch to the current kernel, Xen block
    devices will turn up as /dev/xvda.

    2. Very few of the guest systems know to use hvc0 as its console if its
    available. Instead of requiring all the guests to be changed, it's
    simpler to just make any attempt to talk to /dev/tty1 actually talk
    to hvc0.

    These two patches add two new configuratin options that lets you work
    around these problems. Enjoy.

    Soren Hansen (2):
    Allow hvc tty's to pose as vt's
    Make the Xen block device prefix configurable

    drivers/block/Kconfig | 10 ++++++++++
    drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 2 +-
    drivers/char/Kconfig | 9 ++++++++-
    drivers/char/hvc_console.c | 9 +++++++++
    4 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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