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Re: Xen support on Squeeze

On Sun, 03 Jan 2010, William Pitcock wrote:
> > That was opposed quite strongly by the kernel folks last time it was
> > attempted. Were there any fundamental changes in the Xen dom0 patches
> > since then?
> Only by the kernel folks which believe all of the crap that the KVM
> guys say about Xen.  There are plenty of kernel developers willing
> to see the patches merged.

Hmm, you have a problem there.

Linus is very likely going to cheerfully tell the Xen and KVM developers to
duke it out in a bloodbath, and to not forget to bring AlacrityVM into the
fray either.  He could care less for virtualization, and he is likely to
refuse to merge anything non-trivial until the "virtualization crazy people"
manage to reach a consensus on a sane API.  Look for the AlacrityVM threads
in LKML if you doubt me.

Note: I am not defending KVM.  I don't agree with their main ideology (that
their hardware-emulating approach is the One True Way).  But I can well see
why Linus decided to take that instance.

Xen's track record from hell on getting their act cleaned up for upstream
merging is also going to get in the way.  Some people have long memories.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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