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Re: [Xen-users] Xen 3.0 Zombies?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen 3.0 Zombies?
From: Andy Smith <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:47:23 +0000
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On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:30:57AM -0600, David Kowis wrote:
> James Henderson wrote:
> > I'm sorry Xen project managers, but if Xen 3 isn't ready for production,
> > then please draw more attention to the Xen 2.0 on the Xensource web
> > page.  Or at least, on the Xen 3 downloads page, include a link for Xen
> > 2 and state that *that's* what should be used in a stable environment.
> > 
> I'm somewhat new to Xen, so I'm curious. Xen 2.0.7 is significantly more
> stable than the 3.0 version? I've only run into one problem with my
> VM's: They don't shutdown cleanly when I run xm shutdown domain1 .  The
> domain simply powers off. I may downgrade to xen 2.0.7 in the hopes that
> stuff works better...

In my experience xen 3.x has lots of bugs that the developers have not
yet found time to address, whereas xen 2.x has lots of bugs that are
either known about and won't be fixed or are unknown and won't be
investigated, since 2.x is effectively obsolete now.

So personally I wouldn't downgrade to 2.x except as a last resort.

Unfortunately for me the hardware I'm having most trouble with will
not boot at all under 2.x and just memory leaks itself to death
under 3.x, so... :)

At least using 3.x your bug reports can do some good.

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