[Oneiric-Topic] Revisit Xen support

Jorge Armando Medina jmedina at e-compugraf.com
Fri Apr 1 22:52:34 UTC 2011

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On 03/30/2011 08:35 AM, Etienne Goyer wrote:
> On 11-03-30 10:27 AM, Chuck Short wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In the past Xen support in Ubuntu as a host has been difficult for a
>> variety of reasons most notably no upstream kernel support. Now that
>> dom0 should be coming into the vanilla kernel soon. I think its time to
>> revisit supporting Xen as a hypervisor as well.
> I do not have much to contribute to the technical discussion around Xen
> dom0.  All I can say is that, in my work with corporate end-users, it's
> a FAQ; seems like Xen is entrenched in a lot of organisations.
> Maintaining and supporting a dom0 kernel would make the life of these
> organisations much easier, and even open new opportunities for Ubuntu in
> the enterprises.

I agree, there is a lot of organizations that prefere Xen over KVM, much
of them are stuck with xen 3.2 in hardy, or a manual setup compiling
from sources.

My vote for xen revist

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