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Re: [Fedora-xen] FC6/Xen -- any show-stopping issues?



On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 01:21:46PM -0800, master bradleyland com wrote:
> I upgraded one of my boxes from FC4 (worked great with xen) to FC5 and
> have waited for months for the issues with iptables/NAT/kernel crash to be
> sorted out and corrected. Now all seems well; FC5 and xen seem ready to
> go.
> 
> But... FC6 is available. So I'm trying to decide if I should go with
> FC5/xen or upgrade to FC6/xen (since this box isn't being used yet).
> 
> Before I commit the box to production, I'd prefer upgrading to FC6/xen so
> I don't need to upgrade it in 4-6 months.
> 
> Are there any known, nasty show-stoppers with FC6 and xen? or with FC6 in
> general?

With the latest errata we pushed to FC5, the Xen stacks & kernels on both
FC5 and FC6 are practically identical[1] - they're both running 2.6.18 kernels
with Xen 3.0.3  hypervisor & kernel & userspace bits. So in terms of guest
OS compatability, stability,performance, etc you shouldn't see any difference
between Xen in FC5 & FC6 (assuming both a fully yum update'd). Thus I'd
recommend FC6 since you'll get a longer lifetime before needing to do another
major upgrade.

Regards,
Dan.

[1] In fact FC5 is currently a couple of changesets ahead of FC6, but we'll
    have an errata for FC6 to update this soon...
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