Xen: finishing the job
Posted Mar 7, 2009 11:18 UTC (Sat) by rwmj
Parent article: Xen: finishing the job
The Xen hypervisor is lightweight, and can be run standalone; the KVM hypervisor is,
instead, the Linux kernel.
I'm a bit surprised Jonathan allowed Jeremy's comment above to go unremarked.
Sure Xen hypervisor can be lightweight, but that's only because it doesn't
have any device drivers! Once you add all the device support for Linux, guess what,
you've got the Linux kernel.
Xen is only really useful once you combine the HV and the Dom0 (ie. a full Linux kernel).
There's not even any security advantage since the Dom0 gets full access to the hardware.
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