Re: Xen is a feature

From: David Miller
Date: Fri May 29 2009 - 00:06:21 EST

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 17:45:34 -0700

> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> Xen changes - especially dom0 - are overwhelmingly not about improving
>> Linux, but about having some special hook and extra treatment in
>> random places - and that's really bad.
> You've made this argument a few times now, and I take exception to it.
> It seems to be predicated on the idea that Xen has some kind of niche
> usage, with barely more users than Voyager. Or that it is a parasite
> sitting on the side of Linux, being a pure drain.

I don't see Ingo's comments, whether I agree with them or not, as
an implication of Xen being niche. Rather I see his comments as
an opposition to how Xen is implemented.

> We're taking your technical critiques very seriously, of course, and I
> appreciate any constructive comment. But your baseline position of
> animosity towards Xen is unreasonable, unfair and unnecessary.

I don't see any animosity at all in what Ingo has said.
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