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

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Most stable Xen distro?
From: "Steve Lamb" <grey@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:21:05 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mon, April 7, 2008 11:35 am, 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 don't know if there is a consensus but so far my experience with
Debian's implementation of Xen has been less than stellar.  I am having
a severe problem getting it running on Etch on my router/server.  So
much so that it is doing things I don't think Xen is supposed to do! 
Meanwhile I tested it on my laptop, also Debian Etch, and it worked
first time.

    As much as I loathe not recommending Debian or its children I think
CentOS is the most stable right now.  Seems like the boys in red are
really doing their hardest to make Xen a true part of the base set with
very robust integration and support.

Steve Lamb

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