"We have 4 well known VM services using a kernel capability but new hardware doesn't benefit from it and because 1 OSS and 1 commercial solution aren't that interested in old hardware support we expect the kernel to get rid of it and sacrifice the other 2 OSS solutions even though there may be lots of people using them."
Is there something to do with the fact that the Xen/lguest guys won't support paravirt_ops so it's stagnating (I thought the Xen people were doing a good job after an extended hiatus). Is lguest stagnant?
I don't understand why this feature would this be removed if lguest/Xen still relied on it.
(Yes, I use Xen to run VMs on an oldish (3 yr!!) server with no hw virt support.)