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

To: "'Stefan de Konink'" <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell
From: "Venefax" <venefax@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:10:41 -0400
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I am already using one processor on dom0 and only 4 GB of ram, out of my 127. 
But Novell, when asked, said officially that it would not make much difference. 
I open a ticket and asked the question. The helped me but dismissed all claims 
that it works. Go figure.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan de Konink [mailto:skinkie@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:01 PM
To: Venefax
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] The death of XEN by Novell

Venefax schreef:
> Please don't call me a troll. I can prove, and ask Novell, that I
> spent more money on XEN than 95% of the people on this list. I took
> XEN seriously, until two days ago.

I don't think so that you are spending more money on it than our hosting 
company. We will go live by August, after one year of designing, 
testing, benchmarking and evaluating VMware and HyperV as two 
alternative platforms next to Xen for our customers.

That you cannot get your pathetic Windows machines working, I think we 
can all blame Microsoft for their cooperation. Although I'm very happy 
that Xen exists I have seen it fail too with the GPL drivers, with SMP etc.

You are trolling because you come to a list, start to cry, but don't do 
anything that anyone suggest. Disable SMP... then you are set. And it 
might be uneasy to accept, but Windows will run faster on Xen without 
SMP. It gets even more interesting. Disabling SMP on Dom0 and 
hardlimiting its memory is the way to go. I can do some consulting for 
you if you want, but if you want to go HyperV/VMware, please have fun.

HyperV will give probably paravirtualization on Windows, that might be 
as stable as 2008. And I hate to say it, but probably the only way to 
get remotely stable, because someone (the inventor) is backing you on it.


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