Xen for Human Beings

Erast Benson erast at gnusolaris.org
Wed Apr 26 23:58:30 BST 2006


On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 08:39 +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> 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.

Sure, 5% is the overhead for an "alien" Branded Zone. Only Linux
available at the moment. Native Zone do not introduce any visible
overhead.

-- 
Erast




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