[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Nov 26 14:59:04 UTC 2008


nate wrote:
> Cathrow cautioned, however, that although Red Hat will
> continue to develop new features for both platforms, it
> "might not make sense" to incorporate all the latest
> enhancements in Xen, he said.

... Redhat are not the only people working on Xen and the Linux kernel...

> "Xen's been a great solution, but KVM offers more
> innovation and faster features," Cathrow said.
> "Technology moves forward, and KVM is the future."

I agree. However KVM isnt here yet, does not work that well and does not 
have anywhere near the momentum / userbase that Xen has today. So while 
I totally agree KVM is quite cool, I am not giving up on my Xen installs 
quite yet. Besides, who knows what the future holds :D there might even 
be something to top KVM, like a hypervisor in the bios of the machine... 
hey, isnt that where this started from in the first place!

And keep in mind that you cant even install KVM in a stable supported 
setup today. A situation that is looking quite unlikely to change for a 
while yet.

- KB


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