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971a3e68 02/04/2014 11:08 am Nikos Skalkotos

Add new HELPER_MEMORY parameter

This can be used to overwrite the size of the virtual RAM that will
be given to the helper VM

e34345cb 09/09/2013 04:56 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Update multistrap to create a wheezy helper

Repo and version pinning does not work yet

444a0cb9 03/08/2013 06:59 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Add copyright notices to {kvm,xen}

2b8338c2 03/08/2013 06:41 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Minor cleanup in xen code

  • Remove unused variables
  • Remove commented code
  • Change helper VM name to "snf-image-helper-$instance-$RANDOM"
21063d2d 03/07/2013 11:42 am Nikos Skalkotos

Make helper_ip and monitor_port configurable

Let the host system provide those values to the helper through the
kernel command line.

49aec91a 03/06/2013 08:42 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Fix a bug in the rc check

b2592d38 03/06/2013 08:28 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Monitor helper through UDP packages in xen

70d434ff 03/01/2013 04:52 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Remove dublicated code in {kvm,xen}

Add check_helper_rc and check_helper_result functions called by and

c15aef04 02/21/2013 07:07 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Make sure the xen helper VM always terminates

d509231b 02/20/2013 07:49 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Make monitoring work with xen

  • Add custom vif script for the helper VM
  • Cleanup helper code
107e56e0 02/08/2013 06:31 pm Nikos Skalkotos

In xen use the helper image in ro mode

Make sure everything works even when the root filesystem in the helper
VM is mounted read-only.

f7a4021c 02/07/2013 06:04 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Merge branch 'master' into xen


fcae4e91 02/07/2013 12:11 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Cleanup Xen code

Make it comply with the rest of the software. Some things are not
ready yet.

aa185eca 02/06/2013 05:30 pm Nikos Skalkotos

Add new XEN_BRIDGE variable.

This can be used to configure the bridge on which the helper's VM
nic will be attached when using XEN.

24f704d1 10/02/2012 06:53 pm Dimitris Aragiorgis

Use socat rather than screen for xm commands

Signed-off-by: Dimitris Aragiorgis <>

1ea8db72 09/29/2012 05:46 am Dimitris Aragiorgis

Use socat to dump helper messages in case of xen

Helper gets a dummy interface and communication between helper
and host is done via socat STDIO INTERFACE:eth0/vif$helperid.0

Signed-off-by: Dimitris Aragiorgis <>

e9413eab 09/28/2012 09:41 pm Dimitris Aragiorgis

Make use of XenStore to export SUCCESS msg

Signed-off-by: Dimitris Aragiorgis <>

72052003 09/28/2012 08:17 pm Dimitris Aragiorgis

Xen support

Support launching helper domain on top of Xen hypervisor under PV mode.

Helper VM becomes hypervisor aware by passing hypervisor=$HYPERVISOR
in the kernel command line and thus acts accordingly (which logging
devices to use, what disk/floppy devices to expect, etc)...