Xen for Human Beings

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Wed Apr 26 23:39:42 BST 2006


On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 10:36:46AM -0700, 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 and Linux-based distributions
> with minimal performance loss (5-10%), which is way more efficient than
> Xen/VMware/etc..

5% overhead is about what Xen takes for paravirtualised domains.  From the
referenced page, I don't see any mention of full virtualisation, so you
won't be able to run other OSes at all in BrandZ (who thought up that name,
anyway?), either.

- Matt



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