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Re: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell
From: Fernando Jiménez Solano <fernandojs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 01:27:06 +0200
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On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 23:53:28 +0200, jim burns <jim_burn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Sat July 19 2008 5:04:46 pm Nick Couchman wrote:
This sounds to me like an emotional (over)reaction to a bug in Xen.  I have
also run across this flaw in Xen (Novell's version of it, anyway - don't
know if all of the Xen versions are tainted) and have resigned myself to
running my multi-processor Windows VMs on my VMware ESX servers instead of
on XEN.
1) Yes, there's a bug in there somewhere that makes running a
multi-processor Windows-based HVM crash.

Just another data point: My Winxp vm works fine on Fedora 8 with vcpus=2. I
mostly use it for multimedia - nothing as demanding as a database.

Same here. We've got a Windows 2000 VM running Apache, MySQL and MS SQL with
vcpus ranging from 2 to 4 with no problems whatsoever, or at least not
related with this SMP thing.

We use XenSource's hypervisor built from source with Ubuntu's default Xen
kernel on dom0.

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