My FreeBSD-current/Xen install notes

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Tue May 19 08:44:53 UTC 2009

2009/5/19 Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at>:

>  . is dom0 support something that FreeBSD will target at some
>   point in time or would be happy to be domU ?

I cannot speak for the developers but at BSDCan it was stated that
dom0 would be a large chunk of job that deserves funding. The
developers are interested.

>  . there was some mention of vimage/bitvisor in one of the
>   slides (i think on So, is it that jails getting
>   extended to support virtualization+containers and thus a
>   entirely different approach which does not use Xen ?

VIMAGE and jails are OS-level virtualization, orthogonal to Xen.

>  . is it envisaged that a stable NetBSD dom0 implementation
>   would then be ported to FreeBSD (maybe) ?

Probably not - the systems are too different now.

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