Xen for Human Beings

Ivan Krstic krstic at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Apr 26 18:59:37 BST 2006

Erast Benson wrote:
> But upcoming BrandZ[1] (Solaris 11 zones) will have additional syscall
> layer which will allow to run OpenSolaris-based distribution like
> NexentaOS[2] without *any* performance loss 

That's exceedingly unlikely. Every layer of abstraction that moves you
away from bare metal necessarily introduces some performance degradation.

> and Linux-based distributions
> with minimal performance loss (5-10%), which is way more efficient than
> Xen/VMware/etc..

Please read up on Xen's performance before making factually incorrect

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