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[Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?

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Subject: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?
From: Doug Breshears <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 11:35:27 -0700
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Is there a consensus on which distro is the best for running a Xen dom0?
I have tried Debian Etch (Xen 3.0.3/2.4.18 kernel) but it was having problems with the domU's thinking the (virtual) hard drive was bad. I upgraded to Xen 3.2 hypervisor and tools (Using Etch Backports) and that helped quite a bit (errors are not fatal but still there) but this left the kernel untouched and I assumed that it would be best to get a kernel compiled with the same version of hypervisor you are using.

I then tried Ubuntu Gutsy (Xen 3.1/2.6.22 kernel) but the domU guests hang while booting.

I would prefer a Debian Etch dom0 but will go with whatever works best.

So to clarify.. Is there a Xen distro package / Kernel package combination that works best? I would consider compiling from scratch but I am not sure that would do any better.

Any suggestions?

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