On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, Don Dutile wrote:
IMO, the pieces that the Xen folks have to whip into shape are the
the missing kernel pieces are fairly well known (backend drivers), although Xen folks
are considering blkback in userspace instead of kernel space, so that may be
a new twist.
I did see a post which mentioned that qemu had blkback and netback and
wondering if they would work with xen, but I don't know any more than
So, getting Xen support in the following 2 userspace tools is
qemu & libvirt; the latter means a new interface to xen libxc (dropping
xend), so xen fixes can be tracked to latest xen upstream. I've seen a
fair amt of activity to add xen support to upstream qemu; I haven't been
following libvirt devel to see if xen support to libxc has been active
or not (but would like to hear if so).
I think the line now is that xl/libxenlight is the way forward, eg. see
Both the current xen (4.0.1) and the next (4.1, which might be the current
version when F15 is released) will still have xend but it will deprecated