My FreeBSD-current/Xen install notes
adrian at freebsd.org
Tue May 19 13:31:09 UTC 2009
2009/5/19 Saifi Khan <saifi.khan at twincling.org>:
> . is dom0 support something that FreeBSD will target at some
> point in time or would be happy to be domU ?
If Kip (and other Xen-clueful people get funding) - and there's time -
then I bet so.
> . there was some mention of vimage/bitvisor in one of the
> slides (i think on scribd.com). So, is it that jails getting
> extended to support virtualization+containers and thus a
> entirely different approach which does not use Xen ?
These solve different problem sets. :)
People seem to think "virtualisation" is "virtualisation". It isn't.
It depends on what kind(s) of problems you're trying to solve. Xen
solves a certain set of virtualisation problems.
> . is it envisaged that a stable NetBSD dom0 implementation
> would then be ported to FreeBSD (maybe) ?
No idea. Is it stable? :)
Personally, I'd prefer to see the FreeBSD DomU stuff 100% bulletproof
and documented before more stuff is hacked on, but as I said before,
I'm just interested in getting the current pieces into some kind of
documented shape; I'm not hacking on Xen by any stretch of the
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