Linux programmers are moving toward a change that would put virtualization software from VMware on a more even footing with open-source rival Xen....Definitely good news for VMware.
"For a long time, it was thought that we'd just merge the Xen patches as-is and be happy. But then, Linux would only run on Xen," Morton said. Instead, VMware programmers suggested a documented, stable interface between the kernel and the hypervisor--and they're preparing one, he said.
"From a high-level design perspective, I think that VMware's point is a good one, and that a general kernel-to-virtual machine interface is a better thing than a Xen-only one," Morton said.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
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