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Re: [Xen-devel] opensolaris port?

> > I think the two approaches are complimentary - for different levels of
> > isolation / convenience / migratability you choose the appropriate
> > virtualisation technique.
> I imagine "zones = solaris equivalent of linux vserver/freebsd jails +
> lots of resource management". Eg, all zones share the same kernel,
> right?

Yes, although I suspect Zones is the most comprehensive of the three in terms 
of isolation, they still share the same kernel.

> > Another advantage of a Solaris Xen port is that you get the full driver
> > support of Linux, whilst being able to run Solaris at near-native speeds.
> That's why i was asking: i'd like to try solaris (including zones), but
> not on dedicated hw (and it's so much easier to download a ready-to-go
> opensolaris rootfs image ;-)
> I forgot to ask: on a VT-enabled CPU solaris/x86 (like any other OS/x86)
> should run unmodified (at least when there are solaris drivers for the
> virtual hardware)?

It should do.  OpenSolaris/Xen will just be another option for maximum 
performance and for use on vanilla x86.

OpenSolaris/Xen may also support running as dom0 at some stage, which could be 
useful for users migrating from Linux to Solaris (keep running Linux apps in 
virtual machines) or in the other direction :-)


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