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Re: [opensuse-virtual] a 'marketing' question ...
  • From: 0bo0 <0.bugs.only.0@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:16:37 -0700
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On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Actually besides SUSE, I think Debian is the only distro packaging Xen
Dom0 kernels nowadays. (Mandriva has older Xen Dom0 kernels, not sure
about Ubuntu)

I _think_ Gentoo & Arch do as well ... as to level of
capabiility/stability/support, that's a different issue.

ofc. Red Hat supports Xen fully in RHEL 5,

Sure. RedHat 'supports' it as long as (a) you don't don't touch it,
&/or expect it to do anything more modern than its last release ....

but this won't be in RHEL 6, where Red Hat migrates to KVM.

Seems it's (semi)official:

as for OSS Virtualization in general - both KVM and VirtualBox do a
wonderful job for a lot of people.

Of course. And there's a lot of things they don't do that Xen does.

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Paul Reeves <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Xen is not Linux

If you're saying that Xen is not a kernel-module, or a linux-only
solution, you're correct.

If you're suggesting that support for it is not being integrated into
the kernel, you're not.

Beyond that, I'm not at all sure what the value of it "is" or "is not"
Linux ... is.

whatever technical advantage it may have had is gone.

Unfortunately, the facts simply don't bear that out ...

If/when KVM is a full enterprise-capable replacement for all of Xen's
functionality/capability, flexibility, of course, that's a different
story ... RH6 doesn't even have a planned release date, afaict -- at
least, RH isn't telling us as a customer.

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