Xen FAQ Help

From Xen

Where do I find documentation on Xen?

On this wiki: the following places are useful to start

For info on navigating the wiki see:

What support is available for Xen?

There is both paid and volunteer support available for Xen. Volunteer support is available via

  1. The Xen mailing lists
  2. On Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel ##xen on irc.freenode.net
  3. A search tool is available to search all Xen mailing lists.

Commercially support for Xen is typically only provided for commercial distributions of Xen. Also some Linux distributions commercially support Xen.

Where can I find a list of available Xen dom0 kernels?

Take a look at the Dom0 Kernels for Xen wiki page.

Where can I find answers to some common questions and problems about Xen?

Take a look at the Xen Common Problems wiki page.

Where can I find Best Practices about running Xen?

Take a look at the Xen Best Practices wiki page.

I'm interesting in being a Xen developer, is there a list of projects to work with?

Yes! Please check out the Xen Development Projects wiki page for more information!

Where and how can I report a bug?


Where and how can I submit a patch?


In a nutshell, you submit a patch in plain-text unified diff format with a discription by sending it to the xen-devel mailing list. Xen also requires you to sign the change with

Signed-off-by: Name Surname <email@domain>

at the end of the change description. This is required and indicates that you certify the patch under the Developer's Certificate of Origin.