[arch-dev-public] Xen domU kernel - what to do?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 30 22:15:04 EDT 2009

RedShift schrieb:
> Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Okay, it is obvious that we need a kernel which can run on Xen domU 
>> for our servers. It would also be very convenient for those running 
>> Arch on hosting services that have pv-grub available.
> What about dumping Xen in favor of KVM and move libvirt and virt-manager 
> to extra?

KVM needs hardware support, while Xen is a para-virtualization 
environment and doesn't need any special hardware. I don't know about 
libvirt and what is is. However, Xen works just great (and is deployed 
by many commercial hosters) and the main Arch servers have relied on it 
for over 2 months. Xen is very stable and well-tested, I doubt you can 
say the last on other para-virtualization environments.

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