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RE: [Xen-users] XEN future....? RESEARCH :- Do participate.....

  • To: "anant" <ANigam@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 16:29:28 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 07:29:38 -0800
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] XEN future....? RESEARCH :- Do participate.....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of anant
> Sent: 07 February 2007 15:21
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] XEN future....? RESEARCH :- Do participate.....
> Hi all
> I was just wondering about the future of XEN....
> At present i believe there are many pros and cons of using 
> XEN but i think
> cons side is bit heavier. 
> pros:-
> 1.) Good performance
> 2.) Free of cost
> Cons:-
> 1.) Doesnt support all hardware like USB and all...

Where do you mean that USB isn't supported? USB in the guest isn't
really meaningfull unless you also describe WHAT you want to do with USB
in the guest - for example USB-sticks can be exported to the guest from
Dom0 using "xm block-attach", whilst attaching a new keyboard is pretty
meaningless to the guest, as the keyboard is going via Dom0 anyways. 

> 2.) Linux drivers are generally 3-4 months behind windows, so any new
> feature can not be implemented immidiately...

Depends on what the driver is for, and what information is available.
Unfortunately, a lot of companies providing new gadgets may not provide
good information (programmers manuals, etc) about these gadgets and do
not produce their own drivers for Linux. A lot this goes back to the
fact that some suppliers that are not supporting Linux in the right way.
If the suppliers of hardware WANTS a driver for Linux, then there's no
reason why it shouldn't be there at the same time as the Windows or
other OS's driver - and in fact, I think it's fair to say that Linux has
drivers available for more hardware than any other OS - although maybe
some of the latest, greatest hardware isn't always supported immediately
due to lack of interest from the hardware vendor. 

> 3.) Not stable enough, lot of complexities...

The stable releases seem reasonably stable, but of course, it does
depend on which features you use, and what you're trying to do. 

It's certainly complex, that's for sure, because virtualization is a
complex matter... 

> Well may be i am wrong in few points, if i am then do correct me. 
> And also i would like you all to mention your views and do 
> add some more
> pros and cons and lets decide whether its a future or not. 

Well, I think "the market" will decide the future of Xen, not you or I. 

> Thanks for participating.... 
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