Roadmap: Xen revisited

Chuck Short chuck.short at
Wed Jul 6 12:31:58 UTC 2011

Hi Justin,

I am the developer assigned to the specification, alot of the work has
already been done. We have the dom0 enabled in the kernel and have the
package synced from Debian. Right now we need more testing and opening
the bug reports. If you want to contact me off list that would be great
as well.


On Tue, 5 Jul 2011 16:22:03 -0700
Justin Ryan <justizin at> wrote:

> Howdy!
> I came across the Oneiric server roadmap today and saw some sensible
> items regarding Xen support which align with work I've been meaning
> to do for some time, as well as the quoted recent short thread.
> I'd like to volunteer to help with this work, I did a lot of work
> with Xen on Ubuntu over the past couple of years, mostly 3.4 and 4.0
> beta on karmic, and am now revisiting with a goal of converting a
> number of kvm hosts to Xen, which I believe will yield better
> performance.
> I'm very familiar with dom0 pvops support and would happily work with
> the kernel team, as well as refreshing the debian xen packages to
> 4.1, which has some really great functionality.
> -- snip --
> On 03/30/2011 08:27 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.*>**>* Regards*>* chuck*>**Hi there,
> Linus just accepted almost all the xen bits in 2.6.39+, this will
> allow Linux to run in Xen as Domain-0 and DomainU fully
> paravirtulized, more info:
> Best regards.
> -- snip --
> --

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