Xen for Cortex A15 series

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Thursday, April 10 2014, 06:35 AM
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Hello,

we plan to use Xen Hypervisor on Cortex A15 series for our Design. So did Xen ported ARM hypervisor for Ti-OMAP5 which is a Cortex A15? If at all if you want to use Xen ARM hypervisor for a commercial purpose/want Technical support, what are the agreements to be made with Xen ? How much does XEN costs ??
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    Edelweiss
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    Thursday, April 10 2014, 11:10 AM - #permalink
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    we plan to use Xen Hypervisor on Cortex A15 series for our Design.

    Cool

    So did Xen ported ARM hypervisor for Ti-OMAP5 which is a Cortex A15?

    Patches for OMAP5 made it into Xen 4.4, were tested and were called out in the press release. See http://xenproject.org/about/in-the-news/163-xen-project-announces-the-4-4-release.html ... As far as I call, GlobalLogic did the work. Unfortunately there

    If at all if you want to use Xen ARM hypervisor for a commercial purpose/want Technical support, what are the agreements to be made with Xen ?

    There are a number of large companies who are planning to use the Xen ARM hypervisor for commercial purposes in different market segments.

    As Xen is open source, the Xen Project does not provide any commercial support. However there is an active developer community which helps each other. And typically the coimmunity is very responsive to bugs (but not necessarily requests to implement new features). The volume of ARM related queries can be seen here: http://xen.markmail.org/search/?q=arm#query:arm%20list%3Acom.xensource.lists.xen-devel+page:1+state:facets - you may want to sample this to see the type of questions people have and how quickly responses come through

    It is conceivable that a commercial vendor in the Xen ecosystem may consider a support deal (if big enough). But I am not aware of anyone who offers it off the shelf at this point.

    How much does XEN costs ??

    It is open source and thus free. You will have to comply with the GPLv2 though. You may want to read http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_ARM_with_Virtualization_Extensions_whitepaper
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