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

To: Fernando Jiménez Solano <fernandojs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell
From: Stefan de Konink <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 01:30:46 +0200
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Fernando Jiménez Solano schreef:
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.

Does Novell ship their own WindowsPV drivers or do they ship with experimental gplpv drivers?


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