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Re: [Xen-users] Difference between xenified and pv_ops kernel

To: Peter Braun <xenware@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Difference between xenified and pv_ops kernel
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:53:57 +0700
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On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Peter Braun<xenware@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> we have successfully tried to run both xenified and pv_ops 2.6.30
> kernels for DomU.
> How would you describe the main difference between those two approaches?

See http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenParavirtOps
IMHO the biggest user-visible difference is supported features, like
balloon expansion. When using xenfied kernel its possible to do assign
something like 512MB to domU on startup but allow it to dynamically
grow online to (say) 4GB later when neede.


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