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Re: [opensuse-virtual] [Fwd: virtualisation: xen vs kvm]
On Tue, 2012-11-20 at 21:17 +0100, Hans Witvliet wrote:
On Tue, 2012-11-20 at 09:53 -0800, James Oakley wrote:
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As Per suggested, i'll try on this list as it is more on-topic.

I grew up with XEN, so i rather stick with it (inertia ;-)
but if it isn't maintained anymore, i'll ditch xen and start looking
at
LXC (for linux) and KVM (for non-linux).

Hans

ps1
no pending updates/reboot, rpm -qa reports:
kernel-xen-3.4.11-2.16.1.x86_64
patterns-openSUSE-xen_server-12.2-5.5.1.x86_64
xen-4.2.0_03-210.8.x86_64
xen-doc-html-4.2.0_03-210.8.x86_64
xen-doc-pdf-4.2.0_03-210.8.x86_64
xen-kmp-desktop-4.2.0_03_k3.4.11_2.16-210.8.x86_64
xen-libs-4.2.0_03-210.8.x86_64
xen-tools-4.2.0_03-210.8.x86_64

Why are you using 4.2.0? The Xen shipped in 12.2 is 4.1.3, and works just
fine. I even have esoteric features like VGA passthrough working. If you
are having trouble with stock 12.2 plus updates, you can file a bug report.

As for maintenance, Xen is very well maintained on openSUSE. I have many
production openSUSE Xen machines and when I file bug reports, issues are
usually solved pretty quickly.

At a meeting, i was informed that LXC from the addon repo was
significantly improved.
I'm removing the addon, and will try XEN again.
will report back on it.

hans

As said, i would report back.
It seems i met another pygrub-"issue",

If you start with the yast2 module, remove the default disk and
1) add a bootable cdrom and _next_
2) add you boot/root disk,
you get a problem where the system starts to install but fails after the
initial reboot.

However if you swap them, eg:
1) _first_ add the disk that will hold /boot,
2) _next_ add the iso image all works fine...
Seems it was known on the xen-users-list....

Hans


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