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Re: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?

To: Doug Breshears <doug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?
From: Henri Cook <henri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 19:43:38 +0100
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I had *very* bad Ubuntu/Xen experiences, even with Hardy Heron. As much
as i'm loathe to recommend a non-debian based dist, it appears that most
of the happy successful users, use Redhat (fedora? possibly CentOS)

I might be wrong, the Ubuntu packages ended up crashing my machine
multiple times in a day because of kernel bugs on high I/O


Doug Breshears wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks.
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