Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Xen status in lenny?
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 06:05:14PM -0400, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> > I think the first question to resolve is to establish that it *is*
> > supported...
> I think that the prudent thing for Debian to do is to continue to
> support the older kernel if that is the only way to ensure Xen support
> for the users. I personally have a few servers running Xen that run
> stable. If the support for Xen in a stable release is not suitable, I
> would have to consider migrating those servers to some other distro. I
> would really hate to have to do that.
The distro used on dom0 is pretty uninteresting, given that part of the
point of having Xen-style virtualization for servers is to a) be able to run
different OSes in different guests, and b) not to run services in dom0.
If the Debian security team is unwilling or unable to provide support for a
2.6.18 kernel over the lifetime of lenny, I'm happy to see us let dom0 be
Somebody Else's Problem. I'm certainly happier with that than having us
/claim/ to support 2.6.18, have users rely on that claim, and then not be
able to deliver.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer http://www.debian.org/
 I can sympathize with users who want to run Xen on systems for
virtualization purposes while also being able to run a full desktop
environment in dom0 where hardware is more accessible; but I think this is
probably a fairly small group of people still given the hardware
requirements, and in any case I don't think that's a use case that should
compel us to overextend ourselves.