editor forgot UML (again)
Posted May 4, 2006 12:10 UTC (Thu) by amtota
Parent article: Xen and the new processors
Funny how most articles published lately about virtualisation (hot
subject) forget to mention one technology which has been in the kernel for
years, is stable and has features that many others lack (ie: x86 NPTL
support was added in 2.6.16, networking options, honeypots..).
I really wonder why that is.
Sure, UML does not provide a way of migrating live instances from one host
to another (which is cool) - but it does run unmodified Linux instances
provided you build your kernel with ARCH=um. Support for AMD64 is now
pretty good, and you can run x86 guests on an AMD64 hosts. And with
skas0/skas3 mode, it is fast.
Maybe something to do with the fact that the devs just get the job done
but do not have a marketing department pushing out press releases like xen
does... Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with xen, just too many press
releases per line of code for my liking!
I must admit that the sf.net site needs a bit of work (it is being worked
on), but I've started publishing 'uml for dummies' instructions here:
And there is a nice wiki too:
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