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,--- You/Ben (Tue, 2 Aug 2011 19:38:44 -0500) ----*
| I am an AVID xen user -- I run my dom0 on NetBSD and also have 2 pleasantly
| running NetBSD domu's without issue. And also -- just adding -- I
| run a netbsd HVM under Xen's version of qemu to do some testing.
[ I want to be educated on this ]
When I researched it a couple of years ago, I came to several
conclusions on Xen:
* A guest of a NetBSD won't use more than one CPUs.
* Xen does not mix well with FreeBSD (I don't remember the details).
So, of Unixes, only a Linux/NetBSD mixes can be seriously
* I also had frustrating Xen configuration problems when I went from
hosting it on NetBSD 4 to NetBSD 5. Something about network
Can you comment on any of these points?
| In my opinion, NetBSD will soon be the choice OS for virtualization.
Why do you think so?
I am no expert, but it seems to me that VirtualBox gets much more
attention (and is, in my experience, easier to configure and use).
But VirtualBox is probably not a NetBSD strength, or is it?
| Just wish it would get there sooner. I see all kinds of people
| report problems that they have issues with Xen's networking, Xen's
| this, Xen's that,
Precisely what I remember, from the two-three years ago. Ultimately,
why fight it, when there are easier options? I might have been
impatient, but still... VirtualBox on FreeBSD worked out of the box.
Performance was such, though, that I abandoned its use soon, too. With
the current modest costs of hardware...
-- Alex -- alex-goncharov%comcast.net@localhost --
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