[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Tue Dec 2 09:08:10 UTC 2008


On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 09:00:39AM +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Brett Serkez <bserkez at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net> wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >>> Xen wont be in RHEL6 - KVM will
> >> What insight can be offered on this change?  Is this a business or
> >> technical or both decision?
> > 
> > The main issue seems to be cost of porting fixes and Xen itself to
> > newer kernels. The fact that Xen did not get into mainstream kernel
> > made the costs higher and higher. KVM got into mainstream kernel and
> > thus has more eyes on it.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> XEN will never make it into the mainstream kernel.
> 

Xen _hypervisor_ will not make it into the kernel, because there's no point
in that. It's not part of Xen design.

Linux support for Xen hypervisor is already in Linux kernel.

-- Pasi


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