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Re: [Xen-users] Update the kernel?

Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Update the kernel?
From: Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:44:24 +0800
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Tim Post wrote:
> So lets say they started, released it and a
> month later dom-0 ops appeared in mainline .. that would be an egregious
> waste of talent.

That would be an outrageous good thing for all the people like us that
are using Xen in production!

> What sucks is the unknown, when is it going to hit?
> Most distros are banking on 'soon'.

I wouldn't bet on this. I'm monitoring the Git of the kernel, and I see
no patch about Xen going in... The arch/xen folder is still on there.
Last time I heard about it, it was said to be in for the kernel 2.6.28,
but that will NOT be the case. As kernels are released each 3 months
approx, that means that we are going to way AT LEAST another 4 months.
This is really a looooooooooong time to wait for, and in the mean while,
we still have to buy older hardware that supports the old kernels (and
that eventually wont have VT-d support).


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