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Re: [Xen-users] Xen and it's future with linux?

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 07:53:35PM -0800, christopher andrews wrote:
>    Hello Everyone
>    I was wondering if any has any information on what going with xen. I have
>    notice that many linux distro have start removing linux dom0 and domU's
>    support like ubunutu. I'm kinda worried on what the future is going to
>    hold for xen. Also is there any way to get ubuntu 9.10 supported has a
>    domU without using HVM because performance reasons?

Xen pv_ops domU support has been in mainline (kernel.org) Linux kernel since 
so Xen PV domU support is automatically in every new kernel release.

Afaik Ubuntu does support running as Xen PV domU (they enable Xen pvops domU 
in their normal kernels nowadays, just like Fedora does.

Xen pv_ops dom0 support is being developed and finalized atm, and it'll be 
upstreamed soon.

More information about various Xen Dom0 capable kernels:

And information about Xen pvops dom0 development:

pv_ops dom0 is available today, and it'll be the standard/default dom0 kernel
in the upcoming Xen 4.0.0 release (4.0.0-rc6 is the latest release candidate).

Hopefully that helps.

-- Pasi

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