[CentOS-virt] Recommendations, please

Thu Jun 23 15:49:10 UTC 2011
R P Herrold <herrold at owlriver.com>

On Thu, 23 Jun 2011, Alain Péan wrote:

> I must say that the meaning of your message is not clear for me. What is
> the difference for you between "The sources that will become CentOS 6",
> and "CentOS proper" ? What do you have in mind ? Why "KVM may be excluded" ?

for reasons out of scope here, CentOS 6 has not formally 
issued.  Thus I must speak of the 'sources that will become' 
CentOS 6, as there is no binary CentOS 6 yet

That said, I have been running private rebuilds of '[t]he 
sources that will become CentOS 6' at a virtual and colo 
hosting facility for which I admin, http://www.pmman.com/

As part of that work (related to KVM hardware minimum 
requirements, compatability with certain local libvirt based 
tools, and performance of KVM vs. xen), I and other techs have 
set up and run 'xen.org virtualization' to power the backend 

As such, we have working installations that demonstrate that a 
person may CHOOSE to fork from CentOS's prospective KVM 
virtualization providing mechanism (that is, may choose to 
NOT use KVM), and rather one might instead use xen.org based 

Yes ... I agree, English can be a unruly language to parse 
certain conditional constructs

-- Russ herrold