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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: jim burns <jim_burn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:26:50 -0400
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On Sun July 20 2008 9:51:52 am Venefax wrote:
> The Novell engineer showed me a technical document, which I did not write
> the number, on the Novell web site, where it said: windows SMP using the
> Novell driver crashes.

That's what I thought - the problem is with Novell's PV drivers, not Xen. 
James had some initial problems with SMP also.

>  I use a SIP Server on the Linux side, talking hundreds of times per second 
> to SQL Server, so I need SMP 8 ways on both  ends.

Something I've never seen you actually say is that you *tried* vcpu=1, and the 
performance was bad. So far, it sounds like theory to me. Even with 1 vcpu, 
playing with scheduling weights should help.

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