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Re: [Pkg-xen-devel] Xen status in lenny?

On 15/07/08 at 14:01 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Xen is just one solution to virtualisation. I may agree that a general 
> decision to support virtualisation on Debian could be a policy decision, but 
> whether we'll support one specific technology, for which there are many 
> alternatives, is very much a technical decision. Does it work, can we get it 
> to work and do we have the people to keep it work after release?

Debian supported Xen in etch. Which of the "many alternatives" should
Debian recommend to its users currently running a Debian dom0 in
paravirt mode?

I don't think that any of the alternatives are valid candidates yet:
- Linux-Vserver, OpenVZ: clearly not the same use case.
- Virtualbox, qemu: poor performance under some workloads.
- KVM: is very promising but is it really a valid alternative *now*
  for current Xen users?

This might change in a few months, of course, but in a few months lenny
will be released. ;-)
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