FreeBSD on xen?

Outback Dingo outbackdingo at
Thu Apr 24 16:35:45 UTC 2008

Well ... depends on your needs
Yes you can install FreeBSD 7 as a DomU, Ive done so under Debian and Ubuntu
I have 10 FreeBSD 7/8 DomUs running under XEN 3.1.2
Usability is somewhat questionable, though Ive had recently some better
stability for light work
compiling world/kernel is still a bit iffy with GCC core dumps
adding ports is doable, light load is doable, networking bridged appears ok
booting a DomU can also sometimes hang ( frequest) when using the -c flag
useable, yes to a degree... heavy productions work... No, definatley not at
this time
rumour says XEN HVM Hypervisor and KVM ( linux) both show riunning freebsd
on virtualized
platforms to be more stable and usable

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Sébastien Morand <seb.morand at>

> >  xen docs doesn't talk about support for FreeBSD..
> >  Only Linux and Windows! The doc says the Guest
> >  operating system must be aware on running virtualized!
> >  Does FreeBSD supports it?
> Have you looked at this:
> Hope it helps,
> Sebastien
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